The acclaimed poet and Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale contemplates age, duty, and our shared world in this collection of 50 new poems.
Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since Morning in the Burned House, this collection presents fifty poems that range in tone from lyric to ironic to meditative to prophetic. Its range of subjects is equally far-reaching, from intimate personal confessions to global political concerns.
These poems investigate the mysterious writing of poetry itself, as well as the passage of time and our shared sense of mortality. Brave and compassionate, The Door interrogates the certainties that we build our lives on. And it reminds us once again of Margaret Atwood's unique accomplishments as one of the finest and most celebrated writers of our time.