Mary Mackey reads from her new collection of Poems "Sugar Zone" and her first novel just reprinted after 30 years, Immersion (Shameless Hussy Press, 1972) is set in the rain forests of Costa Rica. It takes as its subjects ecology and feminism, and is believed to be the first feminist novel published by a Second Wave American feminist press.

Mary discusses the inspiration for her poems and novels. Mackey is the author of thirteen novels and six collections of poetry. She is noted for her historical fiction, particularly for The Year The Horses Came, The Horses At The Gate, and The Fires of Spring, a trilogy set in Neolithic Europe which Mackey based on the research of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas

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