What Are Big Girls Made Of

Opening with a powerful cycle of elegies for her long-distant, half-brother, this major new collection by one of our bestselling poets then goes on to include both serious and funny poems about women and poems about the precarious balance ...

What Are Big Girls Made Of

Author: Marge Piercy

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307761940

Page: 176

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Opening with a powerful cycle of elegies for her long-distant, half-brother, this major new collection by one of our bestselling poets then goes on to include both serious and funny poems about women and poems about the precarious balance of nature, ending with the beautiful, life-affirming "The Art of Blessing the Day." 160 pp.

Early Grrrl

A generous collection of early poems by one of America's best known and bestselling poets. "Her poems are rough, direct, hairy, political, tremendously energetic. Visionary, vulnerable, and real".--Margaret Atwood.

Early Grrrl

Author: Marge Piercy

Publisher: Leapfrog Press

ISBN: 9780965457866

Page: 157

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A generous collection of early poems by one of America's best known and bestselling poets. "Her poems are rough, direct, hairy, political, tremendously energetic. Visionary, vulnerable, and real".--Margaret Atwood.

The Art of Blessing the Day

The whole collection is strong, passionate, and poignant, but the mother and daughter poems, fierce and emotional, with their intense ambivalence, pain and joy, themes of separation and reconnecting, are among the very strongest about that ...

The Art of Blessing the Day

Author: Marge Piercy

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307760189

Page: 192

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Winner of the 2000 Paterson Poetry Prize About Marge Piercy's collection of her old and new poems that celebrate the Jewish experience, the poet Lyn Lifshin writes: "The Art of Blessing the Day is an exquisite book. The whole collection is strong, passionate, and poignant, but the mother and daughter poems, fierce and emotional, with their intense ambivalence, pain and joy, themes of separation and reconnecting, are among the very strongest about that difficult relationship. "These striking, original, beautifully sensuous poems do just that. Ordinary moments--a sunset, a walk, a private religious ritual--are so alive in poems like 'Shabbat moment' and 'Rosh Hodesh.' In the same way that she celebrates ordinary moments, small things become charged with memories and feelings: paper snowflakes, buttons, one bird, a bottle-cap flower made from a ginger ale top and crystal beads. "She celebrates the body in rollicking, gusto-filled poems like 'Belly good' and 'The chuppah,' where 'our bodies open their portals wide.' So much that is richly sensuous: 'hands that caressed you, . . . untied the knot of pleasure and loosened your flesh till it fluttered,' and lush praise for 'life in our spines, our throats, our knees, our genitals, our brains, our tongues.' "I love the humor in poems like 'Eat fruit,' the nostalgia and joy in 'The rabbi's granddaughter and the Christmas tree,' the fresh, beautiful images of nature--'In winter . . .the sun hangs its wizened rosehip in the oaks.' "I admire Piercy's sense of the past alive in the present, in personal and social history. The poems are memorials, like the yahrtzeit candle in a glass. 'We lose and we go on losing,' but the poems are never far from harsh joy, the joy that is 'the wine of life.' "Growing up haunted by Holocaust ghosts is an echo throughout the book, and some of the strongest poems are about the Holocaust, poems that become the voices of those who had no voice: 'What you carry in your blood is us, the books we did not write, music we could not make, a world gone from gristle to smoke, only as real now as words can make it.' "Marge Piercy's words make such a moving variety of experiences beautifully and forcefully real."

Folklore from Nova Scotia

She couldn't swim , she couldn'float , A great big turd went down her throat . 20.
Mary had a little lamb , She tied it in the ... What are big girls made out of ?
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Folklore from Nova Scotia

Author: Arthur Huff Fauset

Publisher: New York, American Folk-lore Society

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Women Studies Abstracts

[ review of What are big girls made of ? by Piercy , Marge , ( New York : Knopf ,
1997. x , 159 p . ) ; and Melodious women by Agosin , Marjorie and Galmozzi ,
Monica Bruno [ trans . ] , Latin American Literary Review Press , $ 13.95 ] . LILITH
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

The “ big boys ” on the back seats were “ fearsome big , ” the big girls made me
speechless , the boys in my row became the closest of chums and the little girls
will never be “ big girls as long as my memory lasts . There was one pink face ...

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Big Kids Mother Goose

A Christian Counselor Finds New Insights in Old Stories William A. Miller. The
Little Girl with the Curl There was a little girl , and she had a little curl Right in the
middle of her forehead ; When she was good , she was very , very good , But
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Big Kids  Mother Goose

Author: William A. Miller

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 9780806615004

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Marge Piercy , is the author of sixteen collections of poetry including What are Big
Girls Made Of ?, The Art of Blessing the Day , Poems with a Jewish Theme
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Studies in American Jewish Literature

What Are Big Girls Made Of ? New York : Middlemarsh , Inc. , 1997 . Plaskow ,
Judith . Standing Again at Sinai : Judaism from a Feminist Perspective . San
Francisco : HarperCollins , 1990 . Schneider , Steven P. “ Poetry , Midrash , and ...

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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

The “ big boys ” on the back seats were “ fearsome big , " the big girls made me
speechless , the boys in my row became the closest of chums and the little girls
will never be “ big girls ” as long as my memory lasts . There was one pink face ...

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The Overland Monthly

The " big boys ” on the back seats were “ fearsome big , " the big girls made me
speechless , the boys in my row became the closest of chums and the little girls
will never be “ big girls ” as long as my memory lasts . There was one pink face ...

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Big Girls Don t Whine

This book is the how-to manual for making it happen.

Big Girls Don t Whine

Author: Jan Silvious

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418514608

Page: 192

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No one wants to be labeled a whiner, but many of us go through life with a "poor me," victim mentality that sounds a whole lot like whining. God never intended for us to act like "little girls," says Jan Silvious. His goal is for each of us to live as "big girls"-mature Christian women-who are capable of enjoying the richness of life He has planned. In Big Girls Don't Whine, Jan helps women: Move beyond the past and on to healthy relationships, Choose to be proactive rather than let life just "happen," Discover their full potential, And become everything He made them to be. So how can we tell if we're living life as an immature 'little girl" or a confident "big girl?" A little girl... Is insecure Becomes the victim of circumstances Says "I can't" Manipulates A big girl... Is secure Rests in God's sovereignty Says, "I can" Communicates In Big Girls Don't Whine, Jan Silvious calls us to be real women in a real world, free to experience a life of full of potential and vision. This book is the how-to manual for making it happen.

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Nine , ten , a big fat 10. Little Bo - Peep has lost her ... The Queen of Hearts , she
made some 5 . porridge hot . 6. If all the world were and all the trees ... What are
little girls made of ? and and everything nice . 11. Old Mother Hubbard went to ...

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