My Mother's Body: Poems
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My Mother's Body, Marge Piercy's tenth book of poetry, takes its title from one of her strongest and most moving poems, the climax of a powerful sequence of Poems to her mother. Rooted in an honest, harrowing, but ally ecstatic confrontation of the mother / daughter relationship in all its complexity and intimacy, it is at the same time an affirmation of continuity and ide...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published March 12th 1985 by Alfred A. Knopf
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Taking its title from one of her strongest and most moving poems, this powerful collection of poetry is well balanced, complex, honest and intimate.

Poetry based on her memories of her mother-and her love for her husband. I like her poetry cause it's got a sarcastic sense of humor.
The poems about her mother make my heart raw. She hits every painful mother daughter nerve.
Mills College Library
811.54 P618m 1985
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Marge Piercy is an American poet, novelist, and social activist.
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