'Honest, unflinching and unforgettable...
one of Britain's best writers' Stormzy
'You will come away bruised.
You will come away bruised
but this will give you poetry.'
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
'Yrsa's work is like holding the truth in your hands. A glorious living thing' Florence Welch
'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
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.
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.
Yrsa's work is like holding the truth in your hands. It sweats and breathes before you.
A glorious living thing