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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.

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Published October 31st 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf (first published October 24th 2006)
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Alarie
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This collection by Piercy covers a little of this and a whole lot of that: Judaism (especially focusing on Jewish holidays), Detroit, her life and family, lots of nature, feminism, violence, the state of the world, the moon, history, her youth, cooking, and soul searching, just to name a few topics. I love free-ranging poetry collections, but it can make it harder to rate and review the book. I particularly enjoy how often cats parade through her poems, even when they’re not the focus – so like ...more
Andrea
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As is emblematic of Piercy's work, this collection features many poems that are blatantly political in nature. Piercy aims most of that anger at then President Bush for his politics on war and his and FEMA's lack of response after Hurricane Katrina (which was still a major issue when this was published in 2006). Though I still have a few more collections to read, this is the first collection I have read that features one or more poems on LGBT rights. Perhaps she has and I somehow missed these po ...more
Jamie
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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
Mia Tryst
Oct 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ellen Keim
Jan 27, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ashley
Jul 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Mystery of Survival one of my favorite poems here... Enjoyed The Moon is Always Female quite a bit more than this collection.
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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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