‘A source of uncompromising elemental warmth’ Ali SmithBy turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals.
They explore bodies and minds in flux, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present.
Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment. Dearly is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour. BOOK OF THE YEAR OBSERVER, FINANCIAL TIMES