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Living in the Open

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Paperback, 108 pages
Published February 12th 1976 by Knopf
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Before beginning this collection, I had read many scholars who proclaimed this to be Marge Piercy's finest collection of poetry. While I still have a few more collections to read before I can agree with these academics, I can fairly state that it is my favorite thus far. Piercy's angry feminist tone is softened, and her verse is much more lyrical, rich with figurative language. Trigger warning: sexual assault.
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Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II.

Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a family deeply affected by the Great Depression. She was the first in her family to attend college, studying at the University of Michigan. Winning a
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