Stranger, Baby

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9780571331321

By Emily Berry

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The powerful new collection from award-winning poet, Emily Berry.

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.

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21 Nov 2017

Rose Goddard

Emily Berry's second collection, the follow-up to 2013's Dear Boy, is a beautiful and strange thing. In it, the poet contemplates the childhood loss of her mother through formally complex verse rich with images of a deeply-felt, lifelong grief. “Imagine trying to pick up a piece of the sea and show it to a person,” she says in one of the poems, seeming to capture something of how it feels to wrestle nebulous, oceanic pain into meaning.

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