Marge Piercy with Martin Espada, 20 May 2009 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on May 20, 2009.

Marge Piercy read from her work and joined in conversation with Martin Espada at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wednesday, May 20, 2009. Photo: Don Usner

Marge Piercy “is not just an author, she’s a cultural touchstone. Few writers in modern memory have sustained her passion, and skill, for creating stories of consequence,” says The Boston Globe. An accomplished poet and novelist, her books include, The Moon is Always Female, My Mother’s Body, and Woman on the Edge of Time. Piercy’s latest collection, The Crooked Inheritance, features poems on the U.S. occupation of Iraq , health care, “the poet as a young nerd”, hospital hallways, and mangoes at the beginning of a new love affair. A popular public speaker, she has been a featured writer on Bill Moyers’ PBS Specials, Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, Terri Gross’ Fresh Air, and many radio programs nationwide.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Additional photos from this event are available on Flickr.