This poetry collection was first written in 1970. In 1980, Atwood's long-time friend, the artist Charles Pachter, illustrated, designed and published a limited, hand-made, boxed portfolio edition of 120 copies of the poem with silkscreen illustrations. This is a facsimile edition of it.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 30 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. In addition to the classic The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy, and The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize. Oryx and Crake was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003. Her other books for children include Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda and Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes. She lives in Toronto, Canada.