Talks : Simon’s Talk on The poetry of Marge Piercy

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Starts: Tuesday, 21 May 2024 at 7:30PM
Ends: Tuesday, 21 May 2024 at 8:30PM

Available spaces: 476
Host: Simon Gregor

Those of you who have been following Simon’s peripatetic existence over the last few years will know that he is now a proud “adopted son” of the City of Detroit – and as a lover of literature he has made it his business to acquaint himself with some of the writers of his new hometown.  The poet Marge Piercy is a firm favourite – born in Detroit in the Great Depression to working class parents, she went on to study at the prestigious University of Michigan, and has so far published some 40 volumes, split roughly equally between prose and poetry.  Politically active, especially in some of the key debates of the 1960s, her poetry can be both gently observant of the world around her, and fiercely urgent about the injustices of society.  In this talk, Simon will share a little of her biography, and of course read and explore some of her engaging and beautiful poetry.

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