The Poetry Center at PCCC has scheduled a Workshop and Poetry Reading virtually via Zoom, with Marge Piercy on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 2:30 pm. The reading can be viewed live at that time and will be archived later at the Poetry Center YouTube Channel.
Marge Piercy’s latest book, On The Way Out, Turn Off The Light was published by Knopf (2020). Her critically acclaimed memoir is Sleeping with Cats.
Born in Center City Detroit, and educated at the University of Michigan and Northwestern, she is the recipient of four honorary doctorates. Piercy has been active in antiwar, feminist, and environmental causes.
A popular speaker on college campuses, she has been a featured writer on Bill Moyers’ PBS Specials, Prairie Home Companion, Fresh Air, The Today Show, and many radio programs nationwide including Air America and Oprah & Friends. Her poems are read frequently on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac.
Praised as one of the few American writers who are accomplished and best-selling poets as well as novelists. She has taught, lectured, and performed her work at well over 400 universities around the world.
Her website is margepiercy.com
Maria Mazziotti Gillan's new poetry collection is When the Stars Were Still Visible (2021). Other recent publications are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow and the poetry collections What Blooms in Winter and The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets which pairs her poems with her paintings. Maria's artist's website is MariaMazziottiGillan.com and her poetry website is MariaGillan.com.