Marge Piercy | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Marge Piercy

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Critical Essay by Marge Piercy

SOURCE: “Revision in Action: Chipping and Building,” in Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt, The University of Michigan Press, 1982, pp. 79-98.

In the following essay, Piercy explicates the final stages of her creative process, in particular how she revises and finishes her poems.

I have put together three accounts of the process of writing through various drafts toward the finished poems. Each of these brief descriptions includes the various drafts of the poem I was working on. Each process offers a somewhat different route between onslaught and finished product, with differing problems to solve en route.

how “becoming New” Became

“Becoming new” started as a rambling love lyric of no particular distinction in first draft. Not atypically, however, for the type of poem revised by cutting as much as by rewriting, most...

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