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

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Yrsa Daley-Ward is a writer of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage and was raised by her grandparents in the north of England.

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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 *
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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