Marge Piercy

Marge PiercyField of work: Novelist/Poet

Marge Piercy graduated from Detroit’s Mackenzie High School in 1953. She earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan (1957) and a M.A. in from Northwestern University (1958). Among the works of this prolific best-selling author are Woman on the Edge of Time (1976), The Moon is Always Female (1980), Gone to Soldiers (1987), and Body of Glass (1991). Acclaimed for her feminist writings, her many prestigious honors include the Hopwood Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Carolyn Kizer Poetry Prize, May Sarton Award, and Patterson Poetry Prize.