ABOUT THE BOOK
At twenty-seven, Robin Silbergleid decided to become a single mother. The Baby Book depicts her long struggle to build her family through assisted reproductive technology. It is a bold,multi-voiced narrative of reproductive choice, including infertility treatment, recurrent miscarriage, and high-risk pregnancy.
It is impossible to read just one poem from Robin Silbergleid’s new collection. . . . As the book’s speaker endures obstacles on the path to parenthood, readers develop an intimacy with the narrative, and an appreciation for how the poet captures surreal elements of clinical scenes and their accompanying vernacular. With the emotional depth of a novel, and the poignancy of memoir, Silbergleid has created a testament to the human spirit, and a poetry collection that is truly unforgettable.