Canada Post unveils stamp celebrating literary luminary Margaret Atwood

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

Canada Write-up released the stamp at a Toronto event, which involved speeches by filmmaker Sarah Polley and activist Ceta Ramkhalawansingh.

It features a photograph of Atwood resting her hand on her deal with, with her popular line “a word just after a word just after a term is electric power,” from her poem Spelling, repeated in the history.

Atwood instructed the crowd at the Toronto Reference Library that the tribute has inspired “stamp envy” among her friends, which includes one particular who exclaimed, “you happen to be not even dead but.”

The 82-year aged famous that plenty of dwelling luminaries are highlighted on Canadian postage, but quipped she doubted that would allay the outrage about her “deficiency of deadness.”

Just one of Canada’s most prolific and decorated writers, Atwood’s bibliography spans extra than 50 books of poetry, fiction, criticism, essays and graphic novels.

The tribute will come weeks after Atwood shared, on Twitter, a Toronto Star belief piece arguing the term “woman” was getting to be a soiled phrase — drawing condemnations and accusations of transphobia, both online and in the media. 

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