The door

by Margaret Atwood

Paper Book, 2007





Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.


The first anthology of poetry in more than a decade from the renowned author of The Handmaid's Tale features fifty richly varied poems that range in tone and subject matter, from the personal to the political, and from the lyric and ironic to meditative and prophetic, as they explore the writing of poetry itself, the passage of time, mortality, and more.

User reviews

LibraryThing member snash
On the surface these are fairly simple straightforward, easily readable poems. About a third of them resonated for me with deeper meaning, surprising me and making me think, particularly those dealing with the poet and those dealing with age and death.
LibraryThing member writertomg
My first real foray into reading poetry. While I'm sure there was a lot that was beyond my comprehension, I still enjoyed it, nonetheless. Also being the first work by Atwood that I've ever read, I'm not sure how it compares to her fiction.
LibraryThing member Ma_Washigeri
Have been dipping into this for months. Putting it on the bookshelf now but shall continue to dip. There are a lot of poems here. A few favourites: Blackie in Antarctica, Bear Lament, The Line: Five Variations, One Day you will Reach, Reindeer Moss on Granite.


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