I have read fiction by Margaret Atwood. I have read short stories by Margaret Atwood. And now I have read poetry by Margaret Atwood.
This collection was very touching, in a painfull kind of way. Her poetry is very solid in my opinion, it made me think and then reread and then think again. I liked the themes this collection of poems discusses about, even if some of them are kind of dark and sad.
I don’t know exactly when each poem was written but still they have a very different feel from what I think when I think about poetry (especially contemporary) and that is something!
I also liked the poems that are divided in types of numbered “sections”that tell a story through small poems.
My favorite poems were:
The Dear Ones
The Aliens Arrive
At the Translation Conference
Short Takes on Wolves
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