It is very clear from the start of this collection that it is a culmination of a variety of poems pulled together. This technically should have been called 'Magaret Atwood: Selected Poems'.
At the start the poems flowed and seemed to link very nicely, however, as I delved deeper into the collection this link seemed to be more tenuous and a little shoe-horned.
It's frustrating because as individual pieces they worked and I actually really enjoyed some of them, but I just felt that there was something missing bringing these into a full collection.
This was my rationale for giving this collection only three stars. I will look to try more of margret's collection, but this one just didn't sing to me.