Morning in the Burned House

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood delivers beautifully crafted poems – by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender, and intimate – make up Margaret Atwood’s most accomplished and versatile gathering to date, ” setting foot on the middle ground / between body and word.” Some draw on history, some on myth, both classical and popular. Others, more personal, concern themselves with love, with the fragility of the natural world, and with death, especially in the elegiac series of meditations on the death of a parent.

status checked out
genre Literature and Fiction » Poetry
publisher McClelland and Stewart
publish date 1995
popularity checked out 0 time(s)


  • By Natasha Donovan -

    Atwood is (deservedly) celebrated for her dystopian works, but reading her poetry provides an opportunity to see the astonishing ease with which she manipulates and crafts language. This collection is moving and luminous, and at times deeply sad, but Atwood’s characteristic sarcasm and dark humour is still present.

Leave a Reply