"These are the tracks I have left on the white crust of time." This is a line that poet and novelist Marge Piercy read from her poem “Tracks”. It is true that Piercy has, in fact, left many tracks along her way throughout her career as a writer and as a social and political activist. I had the honor of introducing Piercy at her reading at Endicott College, Nov. 13, 2012. Prior to Piercy’s appearance at the college's chapel, I had conducted an online interview with her for the literary magazine,"Ibbetson Street," which made it possible for me to gain insight into the inspiration behind her writing and to obtain an understanding of how she came to be the successful writer she is today.
After Piercy finished reading, Professor Doug Holder asked her what it is about cats that draws her to them. “They are very sensual,” Piercy explained. I can relate to this because I am also a cat person, and I feel like they are very inspiring creatures. Their mysterious, yet calming demeanor is extremely captivating.” Nature in general influences my writing as well. I hope that one day I can incorporate humor, and brilliant metaphors like Piercy’s into my own writing.
|EMILY PINEAU--is an English major at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Ibbetson Street, Muddy River Review, Lyrical Somerville, Endicott Review and elsewhere.|