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      Birds feature frequently in this moving collection of poetry by the novelist Margaret Atwood, and bring with them foreboding. She uses a "plume from the slaughter" dipped in ink to write "Feather" - because "every life is a failure/at the last hour", "but nothing, we like to think,/is wasted". Atwood's first poetry collection in over a decade is intimate, lingering delicately between the human and the natural, and this world and the next. [Extracted from the article]
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