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Dearly

The poetry collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist and poet, Margaret Atwood.

Margaret Atwood

By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in transition, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment.

Before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade. It brings together many of her most recognizable and celebrated themes, but distilled — from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend. It is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour. (From McClelland & Stewart)

Margaret Atwood is the celebrated Canadian writer who has published fiction, nonfiction, poetry and comics. Her acclaimed books include the novels The Handmaid's TaleAlias GraceOryx and Crake and The Edible Woman. She has won several awards for her work including the Governor General's Literary Award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Booker Prize. Her other poetry collections include The Circle Game, The Journals of Susanna MoodiePower Politics in 1971 and The Door.

Interviews with Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, up-and-coming poet in 1967

3 years ago
Duration 2:48
Atwood takes the literary stage with her critically acclaimed poetry.

Atwood is everywhere

5 years ago
Duration 2:33
Once synonymous with Canadian literature, Margaret Atwood is now a household name for kids and TV lovers alike

In 1981, Margaret Atwood questioned what a country is without its culture

5 years ago
Duration 1:18
In this video from the CBC Archives, Margaret Atwood talks about where culture meets country.
… we young writers of Canada?" That's a question Margaret Atwood asked in a recent lecture presented at the Canadian Literature Centre. Highlights from Margaret Atwood’s talk and a conversation with Paul Kennedy.

Books by Margaret Atwood

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