In the boredroom Marge Piercy DOI: https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-068-04-2016-08_5 Keywords: Class, Imperialism, Labor Abstract Marge Piercy is the author of nineteen books of poetry, most recently Made in Detroit (Knopf, 2015). Her first short story collection, The Cost of Lunch, Etc., was published in 2014 by PM Press.Click here to purchase a PDF version of this article at the Monthly Review website. Requires Subscription or Fee PDF (USD 3) HTML Published 2016-09-05 Issue Vol. 68, No. 4: September 2016 Section Poetry Please see here for reprint requests.