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The Crooked Inheritance: Poems

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An “exquisite . . . spot on” (The Hudson Review) collection of poems from one of our best-loved and best-selling poets that is both personal, with poetry about love, nature and reflections on the stages of life, and political, ranging from the war in Iraq and Katrina to concerns such as women’s rights and the poet’s childhood in Detroit.

Published October 31st 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf (first published October 24th 2006)
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While this volume ranges in topic from socio-political (I liked "Choose a color," "Choices," and "Deadlocked wedlock") to personal ("Mated" and "Falling Uphill" were my favorites) and finally ends with religious ("The late year" was nice), I felt that (the language? in these) poems lacked the heat and sparks that I encountered and loved in her "Circles on the Water" anthology from many years ago. Maybe age has tamed her or maybe I just didn't find what I was looking for in these poems. That can ...more
The Mystery of Survival one of my favorite poems here... Enjoyed The Moon is Always Female quite a bit more than this collection.
Ellen Keim
I'm sorry, folks, I must have a genetic defect--I can't get into this poetry. I quit after 30 poems or so. I know, my bad.
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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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