Released on 06 October 2016.
Forward Prize for Poetry Best Collection
Nothing transforms our lives like parenthood -- and Kate Clanchy's intimate, daring sequence of poems maps the switchback ride of human emotions from conception through to the first years of a new life. Clanchy's most powerful and accomplished book of poetry to date, Newborn will delight her many admirers. This frank but ultimately celebratory account of the most extraordinary event in our shared experience is a must for parents -- and parents-to-be -- everywhere.
'A sparkling, tender, totally unsentimental study' Financial Times
From Cormac McCarthy to Jeanette Winterson, here’s our pick of the most hilarious, moving, dysfunctional and painfully true parent-child relationships in literature.
This week's Friday poem is the quiet and tender 'Driving to the Hospital' by Kate Clanchy.