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The Circle Game

This collection of poetry by Margaret Atwood won the 1966 Governor General's Literary Award.

Margaret Atwood

The appearance of Margaret Atwood's first major collection of poetry marked the beginning of a truly outstanding career in Canadian and international letters. The voice in these poems is as witty, vulnerable, direct and incisive as we've come to know in later works, such as Power PoliticsBodily Harm, and Alias Grace. Atwood writes compassionately about the risks of love in a technological age, and the quest for identity in a universe that cannot quite be trusted.

Containing many of Atwood's best and most famous poems, The Circle Game won the 1966 Governor General's Literary Award for poetry and rapidly attained an international reputation as a classic of modern poetry. (From House of Anansi)

Author interviews

The "Quiet Mata Hari" talks about her nickname and her latest collection of poems, The Animals of That Country. 3:48
Margaret Atwood and singer Sylvia Tyson reminisce about Bohemian Embassy cafe. 4:02