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bone By Yrsa Daley-Ward

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bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward

OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

'Yrsa's work is like holding the truth in your hands. A glorious living thing' Florence Welch
'One of the must-reads of the year' Rohan Silva, Evening Standard

'You will come away bruised.
You will come away bruised
but this will give you poetry.'

Raw and stark, the poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward's breakthrough collection strip down her reflections on the heart, life, the inner self, coming of age, faith and loss to their essence. They resonate to the core of experience.

'yrsa daley-ward's 'bone' is a symphony of breaking and mending. an expert storyteller. of the rarest. and purest kind - daley-ward is uncannily attentive and in tune to the things beneath life. beneath the skin. beneath the weather of the everyday.' nayyirah waheed. author of salt. and nejma

'Sharing is her form of survival ... A powerful collection of a woman facing tumultuous inner and external battles head on, delivered with a hard-hitting directness, yet with inflections of optimism throughout' i-D Magazine

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You may think poetry is not for you, but please push yourself a little, go out of your comfort zone and buy bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward ... You will thank us for it -- Nihal Arthanayake * BBC Radio 5 Live *
One of the must-reads of the year -- Rohan Silva * Evening Standard *
Another stunning excavator of human heat and light, Yrsa Daley-Ward goes straight to the messy beating heart of animal attraction with bone, mesmerizing poems that strip bare the pain and beauty of negotiating longing, sex and love * Huffington Post *
[bone] will hit you like a gut punch ... Some poems had me weeping; I printed others to pin to my wall for daily inspiration -- Marta Bausells * Elle *
Beautiful ... Moving ... Touching -- Sarah Brett, BBC Radio 5 Live
Who decided that only a picture can paint a thousand words? . . . [Daley-Ward] examines the alchemy between mind and body - with subjects ranging from trauma to hunger to desire * Elle *
Simple yet potent -- '5 Poets Who Belong On Your Instagram Feed' * Pop Sugar *

Yrsa's work is like holding the truth in your hands. It sweats and breathes before you.
A glorious living thing

-- Florence Welch
[Yrsa Daley-Ward] is at the realm of a new wave of contemporary poets who inspire an unprecedented level of empathy and accessibility through their honest and raw approach . . . [A] powerful collection of a woman facing tumultuous inner and external battles head on, delivered with a hard-hitting directness, yet with inflections of optimism throughout that are bound to touch readers to their core * i-D Magazine *
The perfect title for a book that looks for that hard place between the will and the flesh . . . bone is a bounty of passionate and pained lines, narrators whose hearts have been turned, twisted, and sometimes stomped, but who remain open and willing - because how else could we live? -- 'Must-Read Poetry' * The Millions *
Sharing is her form of survival. ... Yrsa's Jamaican and Nigerian heritage, femininity, sexuality and mental health are just some of the themes explored within this powerful collection of a woman facing tumultuous inner and external battles head on, delivered with a hard-hitting directness, yet with inflections of optimism throughout that are bound to touch readers to their core * I-D Magazine *
It's been one of my favourites so far. * Florence Welch in W Magazine *

an expert storyteller. of the rarest. and purest kind--daley-ward is uncannily attentive and
in tune to the things beneath life. beneath the skin. beneath the weather of the everyday.

* nayyirah waheed *

About Yrsa Daley-Ward


Known for her large online presence and talks at global speaking events including TEDx, Yrsa Daley-Ward is a writer, actor and model of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage. Yrsa was raised by her devout Seventh Day Adventist grandparents in the small town of Chorley in the North of England and now lives and works in New York. In her writing, Yrsa tackles issues dealing with all parts of the human condition, particularly those 'we don't tend to speak of': issues of social awareness such as mental health, sexuality, love, grief and addiction. 'If you are afraid to write it, that's a good sign.' She is best known for her debut collection bone (2017) and her critically acclaimed poetic memoir The Terrible (2018), both published by Penguin Books. Instagram/Twitter: @YrsaDaleyWard

Additional information

GOR008817609
bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward
Yrsa Daley-Ward
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2017-09-26
160
1846149665
9781846149665
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