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
Author: Yrsa Daley-Ward