Reviews

  • 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

    BBC Radio 5 Live
  • [bone] will hit you like a gut punch ... Some poems had me weeping; I printed others to pin to my wall for daily inspiration

    Elle
  • [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
  • One of the must-reads of the year

    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
  • 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

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