Margaret Atwood Poems

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Margaret Atwood
Margaret Eleanor Atwood, OC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer. A prolific poet, novelist, literary critic, feminist and activist, she is a winner of the Booker Prize and Arthur C. Clarke Award, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award seven times, winning twice. Atwood is among the most-honored authors of fiction in recent history. This section does not cite any references or sources. Please improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unverifiable material may be challenged and removed. (October 2007) Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Atwood was second of three children of Carl Edmund Atwood, a zoologist, and Margaret Dorothy Killiam, a former dietician and nutritionist. Due to her fatherís ongoing research in forest entomology, Atwood spent much of her childhood in the backwoods of Northern Quebec and back and forth between Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto. She did not complete a full year of school until grade eight. She became a voracious reader of refined literature, Dell pocketbook mysteries, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Canadian animal stories, and comic books. She attended Leaside High School in Leaside, Toronto. Atwood began writing at age sixteen. In 1957, she began studying at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Her professors included Jay Macpherson and Northrop Frye. She graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in English (honours) and minors in philosophy and French.

variations on the word "sleep"
 
 
I would like to watch you sleeping,
which may not happen.
I would like to watch you,
... [read poem]
v.b. nimble, v.b. quick
 
 
V.B. Wigglesworth wakes at noon,
Washes, shaves and very soon
Is at the lab; he reads his ... [read poem]
i missed his book, but i read his name
 
 
Though authors are a dreadful clan
To be avoided if you can,
I'd like to meet the Indian,... [read poem]
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