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

    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

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