Canada Post unveils stamp celebrating literary luminary Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is being celebrated for her contributions to Canadian literature with a particular stamp, unveiled on Thursday.

Canada Post launched the stamp at a Toronto occasion, which included speeches by filmmaker Sarah Polley and activist Ceta Ramkhalawansingh.

It encompasses a photograph of Atwood resting her hand on her face, along with her well-known line “a word after a word after a word is power,” from her poem Spelling, repeated within the background.

Atwood informed the group on the Toronto Reference Library that the tribute has impressed “stamp envy” amongst her friends, together with one who exclaimed, “you’re not even dead yet.”

The 82-year previous famous that loads of dwelling luminaries are featured on Canadian postage, however quipped she doubted that may allay the outrage about her “lack of deadness.”

One of Canada’s most prolific and adorned writers, Atwood’s bibliography spans greater than 50 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, essays and graphic novels.

The tribute comes weeks after Atwood shared, on Twitter, a Toronto Star opinion piece arguing the phrase “woman” was turning into a unclean phrase — drawing condemnations and accusations of transphobia, each on-line and within the media. 

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