I don't know much about Marge
Piercy, except for the few poems
that I have read - all of which
are wonderful inspirations.
In the Feminist Companion
to English Literature
- edited by Virginia Blain,
Isobel Grundy and Patricia Clements,
and put out by Yale University
Press, I found an entry.
Here are some excerpts: she
is a "novelist, poet, political
activist." Her mother, Bert
Bernice Bunnin, was given a
man's name "because her father
resented a third daughter."
She was born in 1936 in a working-class
section of Detroit and raised
as a Jew by her mother and grandmother.
She received her BA from the
University of Michigan and her
MA from Northwestern University.
In the 1950s and 1960s she wrote
many novels that were "too feminist
and too political" to be published.
As a policital activist she
has been gassed at demostrations
and beaten by US Nazis. She
now lives in Cape Cod with her
third husband. This entry on
Piercy also gives a few synopses
of her work. I hope this helps,
and good luck.