Host(s): A. Poulin, Jr.
Tape order number: C-811
Visit Date: March 12, 1975
Length: 1 hour
Brief Summary: Piercy explains her feeling that poetry needs to be "brought back to its roots," made less academic. She discusses craft, the role of poetry versus fiction, and the inherent purpose of each. Piercy also discusses the Civil Rights, Anti-War, and Women's Movements and their effect on her writing. She delineates between the function of poetry and of politics, and focusses on the place and role of politics in poetry.
Nothing is so deadly as literature... writing is too much out of other writing... full of dead men's words.
-- Marge Piercy
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