LISTEN: Emily Berry reads from Stranger, Baby

Stranger, Baby, Emily Berry’s recently published second collection and the follow up to the award-winning debut Dear Boy, is a book of ‘highly intelligent, deeply moving poems that provide a new lens through which to consider grief’ [The Guardian].

In this exclusive audio recording, Emily Berry reads three poems from Stranger, Baby – ‘Everything Bad is Permanent’, ‘Winter’ and ‘Procession’ each of which explore the experience of childhood loss in off-kilter and often painful ways.

Listen to Emily Berry reading from Stranger, Baby



Emily Berry photographed by Peter BarryEmily Berry’s first book of poems is Dear Boy, which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize. She is a contributor to The Breakfast Bible and editor of Best British Poetry 2015. A selection of her work appears in Penguin Modern Poets 1: If I’m Scared We Can’t Win. She has recently been appointed editor of The Poetry Review.



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