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  • Here we see Atwood at the height of her poetic powers

    New York Times Book Review
  • A poignant yet playful collection of verse, about endings and departures, it is sliced with clever, sharp humour

    Daily Telegraph
  • This collection of poems is a reckoning with the past that comes from a place of wisdom and control . . . You can almost hear her speaking voice, see the twinkle in her eye . . . wonderfully observed

  • Atwood's first poetry collection in over a decade is intimate, lingering delicately between the human and the natural, and this world and the next

    New Statesman
  • She's become world famous for The Handmaid's Tale, and jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize for The Testaments, but Canadian author Margaret Atwood was once better known as a poet . . . this new volume brings together some of her favourite themes, from zombies, werewolves and aliens, to the passage of time and the most pressing political issues of the day

    Evening Standard
  • She turns her eye to the past, to nature, to fantasy, to current affairs, all with the calm eye of a writer who has nothing to prove

    Maria Crawford, Financial Times Books of the Year
  • Atwood is surely one of our planet's most priceless commodities

    Goodreads Choice Awards 2020
  • Margaret Atwood has always been a poet; her poetry collections make visible the taproot of the wry wise metaphysic that runs through her fiction and essays, and in a precarious time her new collection, Dearly, is a source of uncompromising elemental warmth

    Ali Smith, Observer, *Books of the Year*
  • I finished this collection deeply impressed by Atwood's capacity for powerful, lyric description

    Rebecca Tamás, i
  • A new volume of poetry by the writer of wit and optimism . . . Just when we needed her most


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