Margaret Atwood: Poet and Novelist

Margaret Atwood: Poet and Novelist

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Margaret Atwood (1939-…) is a Canadian poet, novelist, and critic. Atwood first gained recognition for her collection of poems The Circle Game (1966). Her many other books of poetry include The Journals of Susanna Moodie (1970), a verse biography of an early Canadian writer; Power Politics (1971), an investigation of the limits of male-female relationships; and Two-Headed Poems (1978), which includes poems about a mother and child. Her Selected Poems was published in 1978 and Selected Poems II in 1986. (more…)