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  • Published: 26 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781846149672
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160


A new voice - honest and stark, raw and beautiful - emerges in this breakthrough work (previously self-published) from Instagram star Yrsa Daley-Ward

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

Global star Yrsa Daley-Ward's collection bone is something unique and beautiful. Visceral, revealing, and unrelenting, Yrsa's poetry ranges from brief glimpses of stark emotional reality that have won her tens of thousands of Instagram followers to longer, often autobiographical poems that delve deep into her Afro-Caribbean heritage, mental health, and sexuality. This fearless collection from an unflinchingly strong new voice cements Yrsa as one of the most exciting young poets of the day.

  • Published: 26 September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781846149672
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

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Praise for bone

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

Florence Welch

Beautiful ... Moving ... Touching

Sarah Brett, BBC Radio 5 Live

One of the must-reads of the year

Rohan Silva, Evening Standard

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

[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

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

[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

Honest, unflinching and unforgettable . . . one of Britain's best writers


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.

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