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Marge Piercy is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. Her work includes Woman on the Edge of Time; He, She and It, which won the 1993 Arthur C. Clarke Award; and Gone to Soldiers, a New York Times Best Seller, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II. Piercy's work is rooted in her Jewish heritage, social and political activism, and her feminist ideals. She influenced the Women's Movement through both her writing and her unconventional life. Piercy has published three dozen books, including 17 volumes of poetry and 15 novels, and has solidified her standing in the pantheon of contemporary writers. Her incomparable contributions echo through the work of innumerable writers from the 1960s to today.
This year’s New England Jewish Poetry Festival will include a reading by Marge Piercy followed an interview with her.
Founded by Deborah Leipziger in response to the lively community of poets at Temple Sinai, the New England Jewish Poetry Festival has grown to involve Jewish and other poets who write on Jewish subjects from across the region. Last year’s featured poet, Los Angeles performance artist Rachel Kann, attracted hundreds of poetry fans to several Festival events. Ms. Leipziger said, “This 12th Annual event is a milestone for the New England Jewish Poetry Festival. It has grown into a welcoming venue for many peopleboth Jewish and non-Jewish who write and read poetry on themes of nature, family, community and Jewish life.”