The Moon is Always Female

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Knopf, 1980 - Poetry - 133 pages
43 Reviews
Her seventh and most wide ranging collection. In the 1st of 2 sections, the poems move from the amusingly elegiac to the erotic, the classical to the funny. The 2nd section is a series of 15 poems for a calendar based on lunar rather than solar divisions

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Review: The Moon Is Always Female: Poems

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

Some great moments, but overall it's more about sending a message than crafting poetry. Read full review

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User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

These are poems I'll go back to. Books, and poems, find us when we're ready for them. Read full review

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About the author (1980)

Poet and novelist Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1936. She received a B. A. from the University of Michigan and an M. A. from Northwestern. She is involved in the Jewish renewal and political work and was part of the civil rights movement. She won the Arthur C. Clarke award. Besides writing her own novels and collections of poetry, she has collaborated with her husband Ira Wood on a play, The Last White Class, and a novel, Storm Tide. In 1997, they founded a small literary publishing company called the Leapfrog Press. She currently lives in Cape Cod.

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