Marge Piercy is the author of seventeen collections of poetry including November’s The Crooked Inheritance, What are Big Girls Made of?, The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems with a Jewish Theme and Colors Passing through Us, all published by Knopf. Her seventeenth novel, Sex Wars, is out in Perennial paperback and concerns the turbulent period after the Civil War, centered on historical characters like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Victoria Woodhull. Her memoir Sleeping With Cats is in Harper Perennial. A CD of her political poetry, Louder We Can’t Hear You Yet, is out from Leapfrog Press. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages.