In its premiere publication, Acre Books presents an array of established and new poets and fiction writers to bring you . . . babies. These swaddled sacks of boy and girl are not your average infants, however. They are seething teethers, diapered devils, brawling bundles, newborns gone nuclear. Not all are human. Not all are small. Not all are even young. What they are, in a word, is angry.
The special promotional volume—available exclusively on our website—was put together specifically for Acre Books by head editor Nicola Mason, whose aim is to show the kind and caliber of work Acre is interested in acquiring. All of the pieces in A Very Angry Baby are previously unpublished, save one (which appeared in Wales). Contributors to the anthology have written about the genesis and evolution of their pieces in its pages. To read their comments, visit our blog: acre-books.com/lounge/
Praise for A Very Angry Baby
I don’t want to say too much about the pieces in this book – they are all short, each with a different, often surprising take on the theme of parenting / caring, and I don’t want to spoil any of them for you. All I want to say is, this is a great read, on the train, by the pool, on a bench in the park, or while waiting with or without your offspring at the dentist’s … As I was reading, I caught myself several times thinking of all the people I’d love to share this book with – these stories with their unexpected humor, rawness, and humanity. Whenever I find myself wanting to share, that’s a sign (to me) that this is a good book. —Annette C. Boehm, author of The Knowledge Weapon and The Five Parts of Love — Confabulating Sappho