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Early grrrl : the early poems of Marge Piercy.

Early grrrl : the early poems of Marge Piercy.
Piercy, Marge.
Wellfleet, Mass. : Leapfrog Press, [1999], ©1999.

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xi, 157 pages; 21 cm
  • This collection of new poems and old favorites, some long out of print and many never collected in Piercy's previous books is titled in homage to the 'Grrrl' phenomenon - a contemporary expression of the pride and passion of young women's lives exploding in books and zines, concerts, films, and the internetwhich in its honesty, accessibility and humor embodies the spirit of the poet's early work.
  • Early Grrrl presents the bold and passionate ecological and political verse for which Piercy is well known alongside poems celebrating the sensual pleasures of gardening and cooking and sex; funny poems about cats and New Year's Eve and warring boom boxes; vulnerable poems in which a young working class woman from the Midwest takes stock of herself and the limits of her world.
  • The meaningful exchange -- Five thousand miles -- The summer invasion, and the fall -- Nothing you can have -- Archipelago -- The first salad of March -- Exodus -- Ask me for anything else -- What is permitted -- Short season -- Ghosts -- The new novel -- Women of letters -- The token woman -- The clearest joy -- Make me feel it -- Sage and rue -- River road, High Toss -- Paradise Hollow -- Kneeling here, I feel good -- Sixteen in '53 -- The big one -- There is no known way to tickle a clam -- Two higher mammals -- Beautiful weeper -- The legacy -- A short dark turning -- For a Brazilian 'Bandit' -- The box -- January thaw -- Phases of the sun -- Lies -- For Inez Garcia -- Easy -- Joy as a point -- The fisherman -- Your eyes are hard, and other surprises -- I still feel you -- Missing person -- Song of the nudge -- This is a poem for you -- Reopening -- Rain falls on loannina -- To grow on -- A kid on her way -- How you stare -- Dismissal -- Lapsed --
  • Lipsky on Ninth Avenue -- The miracle -- Clinic hallway -- Sunday evening -- The simplification -- August -- August, submerging -- Night of the bear and polar light -- Exactly how I pursue you -- Running toward R -- Nocturne -- Face in the mirror -- Committee hearings, 1952 -- Lil's monody -- Black solstice -- October -- Storm outside, storm inside -- The ceremony -- Don plays Mozart -- Smoke in the wind -- Woman with suitcase -- Grand tour 1957 -- The well-preserved man -- Nightcrawler -- Red brick monument -- Dream of order at the carnival -- How easy is forgetfulness -- Eye contact -- On technique -- For a radical poet -- The music wars -- Between the end and the acceptance of the end -- The air like stained glass cuts me -- Wise dreaming -- Man hung on himself -- I vow to sleep through it -- Midsummer night's stroll -- Turn about -- I have offended -- The long drought -- The correct method of worshipping cats -- The name of that country is lonesome --
  • Thou shalt not complain about anything I might have to fix -- Always unsuitable.
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