Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1968. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
"I have to use the word revolutionary: Piercy is a revolutionary poet: she is dangerous, surprising, serious, and new" (June Jordan in the American Poetry Review). Stated first edition of internationally recognized activist and writer Marge Piercy’s first book of poetry. Palpably influenced by Edna St. Vincent Millay’s vulnerable yet acerbic wit, Piercy was praised for her ability to engage with personal experience while remaining polemically potent. Her nascent criticism of social injustices and unique vision of a feminist utopia would persist as a consistent theme in her radical oeuvre, most notably her landmark novel Woman on the Edge of TIme (1976). Published simultaneously in hardcover. Rubbing to spine-ends, small abrasion to upper joint, light soiling. Very good. Item #3493