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1978. Introduced by Paul Zweig.
Renowned for such novels as The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin, Canadian poet and writer Margaret Atwood reads selected poems from Two-Headed Poems.
In this recording, Atwood builds a stage for her poems, providing vivid insights into her sources and stories of her process. In the introduction, Paul Zweig notes that her poetry expresses "the external shape of everything in our minds that can't be civilized. As if she were letting us know that savagery is not noble, as in the myth of the noble savage, but it is merely human."
Length: 37 min.
1. Introduction by Paul Zweig
2. Introduction to "Burned Space"
3. Burned Space
4. A Paper Bag
5. The Woman Who Could Not Live with Her Faulty Heart
6. Introduction to "From an Italian Postcard"
7. From an Italian Postcard
8. Introduction to "Marrying the Hangman"
9. Marrying the Hangman
10. Introduction to "Four Small Elegies"
12. Beuaharnois, Glengarry
14. Dufferin, Simcoe, Grey
15. The Woman Makes Peace with Her Faulty Heart
17. Daybrooks II (section 10)
18. Introduction to "A Red Shirt"
24. Introduction to "Night Poem"
25. Night Poem
26. All Bread
27. You Begin