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Procedures For Underground

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Hardcover, 79 pages
Published December 31st 1970 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1970)
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Sep 27, 2012 Sebastian rated it really liked it
"This is before electricity,
it is when there were porches."

I think the best thing about Atwood as a poet is the writing seems to be without expectation, no over-exerting of the text to meet the standards of her well regarded and established reputation. There is no self-consciousness and, therefore, a greater purity in the images, raw and honest. Atwood has always played with forms and punctuation, but this collection in particular seems to experiment with line breaks and narrative to better high
Mar 19, 2015 Allie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, place-canada
3.5 stars, but why not round up?

This was a really lovely collection to read because it feels very late winter/early spring to me. There were a number of poems that I skipped over or skimmed, but the ones that stuck with me really stuck.

And I think all the Atwood poetry I've been reading has officially pushed her to being my most read author. Step aside, Lemony Snickett!
Mar 07, 2015 Alexa rated it liked it
Shelves: fab-15
This Margaret Atwood poetry collection was easier for me to connect with than some of her earlier work. There are some beautiful little gems in here. It gave me a great deal of pleasure and several ah-ha moments.
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Aug 24, 2015 Kayla koontz rated it liked it
Certain pieces in here are stunners and others I didn't feel connected to. Atwood sets a beautiful scene that will leave you daydreamy like a long car ride in the summer. My favorites were: Stories in Kinsman's Park, A Morning, A Dialogue, Eden is a Zoo, and Dancing Practice.
May 20, 2011 Mariana rated it liked it
This Margaret Atwood first book. The poems get better and better. I plan to read all of her books that I can find. I can learn much from her.

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Feb 01, 2016 Jim Stark rated it really liked it
This is dark poetry - I don't recommend it to many others. I've read all her books and love them, but Atwood's poetry should only be read in the afternoon, on a sunny day.
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Shelves: poetry
Reading this collection, I was amazed at the ways Atwood's poetry has changed over the years, and how it has remained the same.
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FABClub (Female A...: Procedures for Underground group discussion 11 18 Feb 13, 2015 05:39PM  
Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.

Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of poetry, childr
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“Where do the words go
when we have said them?”
“with shrunken fingers
we ate our oranges and bread,
shivering in the parked car;

though we know we had never
been there before,
we knew we had been there before.”
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