Monday, December 13, 2004

First books

In The Times, leading writers remember the excitement of their first published work. Margaret Attwood writes:
The book consisted of seven poems — short poems, luckily — for which I had won a university prize. It was printed in a cellar, on a flatbed press owned by a friend and colleague. Along with a fellow poet, I set the type. We had to do each poem separately, as there was a shortage of letter As.

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