Dearly: New Poems

Dearly: New Poems

In Dearly, Margaret Atwood’s first collection of poetry in over a decade, Atwood addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature and - zombies. Her new poetry is introspective and personal in tone, but wide-ranging in topic. In poem after poem, she casts her unique imagination and unyielding, observant eye over the landscape of a life carefully and intuitively lived.


While many are familiar with Margaret Atwood’s fiction—including her groundbreaking and bestselling novels The Handmaid’s TaleThe TestamentsOryx and Crake, among others—she has, from the beginning of her career, been one of our most significant contemporary poets. And she is one of the very few writers equally accomplished in fiction and poetry.  This collection is a stunning achievement that will be appreciated by fans of her novels and poetry readers alike.

Title:Dearly: New Poems
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780063032491
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    Dearly: New Poems Reviews

  • Emily May

    You could get waylaid here, or slip amazedinto your tangled head. You couldjust not come back. Most good poetry, in my opinion, is a little bit open to interpretation, but one thing is quite clear ...

  • s.penkevich

    ‘The world’s burning up. It always did.’‘The late poems are the ones / I turn to first now, wrote poet W.S. Merwin, ‘it is the late poems / that are made of words / that have come the whole ...

  • Henk

    Poems on climate change, aging, memory, loss of loved ones, being a women in the world, the arctic and quite a lot of birds. And typical Atwood witDon’t think this is morbid.It’s just reality.In t...

  • Glenn Sumi

    This is Margaret Atwood's first poetry collection in over a decade, and there's something soothing about reading her beautifully precise words during a pandemic, when we all seem stuck in a perpetual,...

  • Helga

    Dearly is a collection of thought-provoking and unique poems by Margaret Atwood. While the poems are of divers topics, they read like memories from long-gone days.If you were a songWhat song would you...

  • Abbie | abbie.ruis

    ⭐ 3.75 / 5 ⭐Altogether, an eerie, beautiful, and haunting collection of poems and prose from one of the world's most iconic writers. The hand on your shoulder. The almost-hand: Poetry, coming to...

  • Emily B

    I liked the themes of this poetry collection, particularly those about the environment as they felt relevant and important. Perhaps I would have enjoyed this more if I read it rather than listened to ...

  • Sean Barrs

    Atwood should really stick to prose. She's no poet....

  • Dannii Elle

    I was highly impressed with this collection of Atwood's poetic creations. I have long been a fan of her novels, short story anthologies, and the woman herself, and am so glad I found as much to praise...

  • Sara

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review 💙Of the novels I've read from Margaret Atwood, I've always been compelled by her writing. However, I'm not a natural lover of poetry. I'm quite a logic...