Marge Piercy, poet and novelist, reads her poems and talks about poetry. She announces she has four books of poetry: Breaking Camp, Hard Loving, To Be of Use, and Living in the Open (at press now); and three novels: Going Down Fast (about urban renewal in Chicago), Dance Eagle to Sleep (60s youth movement) and Small Changes (10 years in life of two women friends). Reads and comments on her poems and on poetry. Poems read include "A Work of Artifice," "To Be of Use," "Athena and the Front Lines," "High Frequency," "The Friend," "Simple Song," "Gracious Goodness," "Burying blues for Janis," and "The Provocation of the Dream."
Likely a copy of "Reading and Thoughts" by Marge Piercy, recorded and distributed by Everett/Edwards Inc. (Deland, FL) as part of their "Women's Studies Series" series of recordings.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.