Stranger, Baby has just been published by Faber & Faber and is Emily Berry’s second collection. Her first book, Dear Boy, won the Forward prize for Best First Collection and The Hawthornden Prize.
Emily Berry’s Dear Boy was described as a ‘blazing debut’, winning the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2013. Stranger, Baby, its follow-up, is marked by the same sense of fantasy and play, estrangement and edgy humour for which she has become known. But these poems delve deeper again, in their off-kilter and often painful encounter with childhood loss. This is a book of mourning, recrimination, exhilaration and ‘oceanic feeling’: ‘A meditation on a want that can never be answered.’
Read a recent review by Sarah Crown in The Guardian.
We’ll meet in the usual place (CCA main bar) at the usual time (7pm) on Wednesday 29th March 2017 – hope to see you there.