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Author's Name

Margaret Atwood

Interviewer

Gregory Fitz Gerald, Katharyn Crabbe

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Margaret Atwood, an award-winning Canadian poet and novelist, begins the interview by reading her poem “You Begin”. She continues by discussing the oral experience of poetry, as well as outlining the distinction between the creative processes of poetry and fiction writing. She goes on to discuss the different relationships she has with her different national audiences, and addresses her label as a feminist writer. The interview concludes with a discussion about the public and financial support for the arts in Canada.

Date of Forum

9-12-1979

Season

12

Length of Video

45:07

File Size

685 MB

Document Type

Video

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Co-sponsored by Women's Studies

Margaret Atwood: poet, novelist, critic

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