Louder: We Can't Hear You (Yet!): The Political Poems of Marge Piercy by Marge Piercy, Audiobook (CD) | Barnes & Noble
Louder: We Can't Hear You (Yet!): The Political Poems of Marge Piercy

Louder: We Can't Hear You (Yet!): The Political Poems of Marge Piercy

by Marge Piercy
     
 

"No other poet of this generation has more consistently identified herself with the political and social movements of her own times," writes Margaret Atwood in the New York Times Book Review. Recited in speeches by Gloria Steinem and Howard Zinn, and in rallies from coast to coast, Piercy’s political poems have become anthems for social change. But to locate

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"No other poet of this generation has more consistently identified herself with the political and social movements of her own times," writes Margaret Atwood in the New York Times Book Review. Recited in speeches by Gloria Steinem and Howard Zinn, and in rallies from coast to coast, Piercy’s political poems have become anthems for social change. But to locate these poems, Piercy fans have had to hunt through 16 different volumes. Louder, We Can’t Hear You, is an audio CD collection of 30 of her most popular political poems with an accompanying eight panel fold-out.

In favorites such as "To Be of Use," written during the Vietnam War; "For Strong Women," and "The Low Road," during the women’s movement; "No One Came Home," an elegy for 9-11; and "Choices," written in reaction to Laura Bush’s White House invitation and included in the Poets Against the War anthology, Piercy confronts the social issues of our times for a new generation of activists, in words that have become "catchphrases," according to Erica Jong. "Poem after poem has that kind of authority, power, and verbal brilliance."

"For anyone interested in what’s been happening on the cutting edge during the past two decades," says The New York Times, "she’s clearly essential reading." Louder, We Can’t Hear You is not only the first collection of Marge Piercy’s political poems, but her first audio collection in twenty years; truly an historical document.

Marge Piercy is the author of 17 novels including the national best-sellers Gone to Soldiers, The Longings of Women and the modern classics, Woman on the Edge of Time and He, She and It. She is the author of 16 books of poetry, including the latest Colors Passing Through Us (Knopf ) and The Moon is Always Female, which has sold 100,000 copies.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
When a President of the United States speaks, people tend to listen, especially if he is as eloquent as Kennedy, Lincoln, Washington, or either Roosevelt. This "inspirational and uplifting" set, says the producer, features "over 100 timeless quotes from over 30 Presidents woven into 22 wonderfully orchestrated music selections." The spoken quotes are recorded over the subtle yet elegant music of composers such as Mozart, Dvorak, Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms. Combine this with the soft and soothing reading voice of Brent Laing, and it is not inconceivable for the listener to fall asleep, despite the stirring words. Also included is a bonus of three of the producer's limited-edition Keepsake Cards and a Presidents Greeting Card. Only recommended for libraries with extensive holdings on the presidency.--Scott R. DiMarco, Herkimer Cty. Community Coll., NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972898423
Publisher:
Leapfrog Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Edition description:
Unabridged, CD
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Marge Piercy is the author of 16 novels, including the bestsellers Gone to Soldiers and The Longings of Women and the classic Woman On the Edge of Time, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir, Sleeping With Cats. The author of 16 books of poetry, she is the most anthologized poet of her generation. Her work has been translated into 18 languages.

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