Even as she has carved out a career as one of the world's most respected novelists, Margaret Atwood has been publishing equally insightful poetry for the past six decades. Returning with her first collection of poetry in over a decade, Atwood addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, and zombies. Introspective and personal in tone, the poems here include "Spider Signatures," "Update on Werewolves," "Ghost Cat," "September Mushrooms," "Tracking the Rain," and "Improvisation on a First Line by Yeats."
"Atwood's flare for precise metaphor in no way softens her delivery…. Combining the wit of Dorothy Parker with the wisdom of Emily Dickinson, Atwood adds a steely grace and richness of her own."—Library Journal (starred review)