Stranger, Baby (Faber Poetry) (Paperback)
Faber & Faber, 9780571331321, 64pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 2017
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"The loss of a mother must be something very strange," observed Sigmund Freud, a reflection that haunts this intense and powerful new book. Stranger, Baby is Emily Berry's second collection of poetry. These poems are filled with fantasy and play, estrangement, and edgy humor. Love, anger, tenderness and violence all find expression in poems powered by grief's tidal undertow. This is a book of mourning, recrimination, exhilaration, and "oceanic feeling," where familiarity meets strangeness and despair becomes a kind of celebration.
About the Author
Emily Berry's first book of poems Dear Boy, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize. She is a contributor to The Breakfast Bible (a compendium of breakfasts) and editor of Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt Publishing). She is the editor of The Poetry Review.