Marge Piercy

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Marge Piercy's life as a poet and novelist has been informed by her political activism, her feminism and her Judaism. Her work—which includes fifteen books of poetry, sixteen novels and the memoir Sleeping with Cats—is marked by humanity and empathy, focusing frequently on the disenfranchised and the alienated in society.

Institution: Sylvia Edwards, Longview Community College


Marge Piercy's life as a poet and novelist has been informed by her political activism, her feminism and her Judaism. Piercy has published fifteen books of poetry and sixteen novels, as well as her memoirs, Sleeping with Cats, and has been included in more than two hundred anthologies.

Learn more about Marge Piercy on jwa.org in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia and Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution.

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