I may be one of very few people never to have read anything by Margaret Atwood. I am so happy to now have had the chance to spend some time with her poems.
The poems are reflective and often moving. One of my favorites was called Blackberries. It is about fruit, growing older and generational connections. Another elegiac poem called Blizzard is about the poet’s mother getting older and how hard it is to let go.
Ms. Atwood covers a wide range of topics in this collection. It is definitely worth either reading straight through in order or dipping into.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.