Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Poems

Margaret Atwood is a well-loved contemporary Canadian author. She’s written numerous fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books. The latter includes Dearly: New Poems, The Circle Game, and Power Politics. Her novels include The Handmaid’s Tale and The Robber Bride. She’s won numerous awards including the Man Booker Prize. Read more about Margaret Atwood.

Some of Atwood’s most famous poems include Half Hanged Mary, Siren Song, Procedures for Undergroundand Sekhmet, The Lion-Headed Goddess Of War.


by Margaret Atwood

Bored by Margaret Atwood is a single stanza poem that reads as a fluid thought (or thoughts) ruminating on a complex experience of boredom throughout the speaker’s life.

Bull Song

by Margaret Atwood

‘Bull Song’ by Margaret Atwood describes the short life of a bull who is forced to fight in a ring against human “gods” and is then cut up for the victors.

Death of a Young Son by Drowning

by Margaret Atwood

‘Death of a Young Son by Drowning’ by Margaret Atwood is a beautiful and impactful poem about the death of Susanna Moodie’s young son. Atwood explores the grief of the mother and how her life changed. 

The Robber Bridegroom

by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Robber Bridegroom’ details the haunting compulsions and marriage of a murderous bridegroom and his innocent bride. 

This Is a Photograph of Me

by Margaret Atwood

‘This Is a Photograph of Me’ is the first poem of Margaret Atwood’s poetry collection, “The Circle Game,” published in 1964. This piece centers around a highly symbolic photograph.

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