Bone

ISBN9780143132615
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedSeptember 26, 2017
Pages160
AuthorYrsa Daley-Ward
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height7.7 in.
Width5.0 in.
Depth0.5 in.

Bone

Yrsa Daley-Ward

PAPERBACK

September 26, 2017

From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of poems about the heart, life, and the inner self.
 
Bone. Visceral. Close to. Stark.
 
The poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward’s collection bone are exactly that: reflections on a particular life honed to their essence—so clear and pared-down, they become universal.
 
From navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire, to balancing society’s expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world; from detailing the experiences of growing up as a first generation black British woman, to working through situations of dependence and abuse; from finding solace in the echoing caverns of depression and loss, to exploring the vulnerability and redemption in falling in love, each of the raw and immediate poems in Daley-Ward’s bone resonates to the core of what it means to be human.
 
“You will come away bruised.
You will come away bruised
but this will give you poetry.” 

Buy Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Bone

Yrsa Daley-Ward

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Information

ISBN9780143132615
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedSeptember 26, 2017
Pages160
AuthorYrsa Daley-Ward
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height7.7 in.
Width5.0 in.
Depth0.5 in.

Synopsis

From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of poems about the heart, life, and the inner self.
 
Bone. Visceral. Close to. Stark.
 
The poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward’s collection bone are exactly that: reflections on a particular life honed to their essence—so clear and pared-down, they become universal.
 
From navigating the oft competing worlds of religion and desire, to balancing society’s expectations with the raw experience of being a woman in the world; from detailing the experiences of growing up as a first generation black British woman, to working through situations of dependence and abuse; from finding solace in the echoing caverns of depression and loss, to exploring the vulnerability and redemption in falling in love, each of the raw and immediate poems in Daley-Ward’s bone resonates to the core of what it means to be human.
 
“You will come away bruised.
You will come away bruised
but this will give you poetry.” 

Buy Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

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

– Florence Welch, of Florence + the Machine

“yrsa daley-ward’s bone is a symphony of breaking and mending. this whole book is an ache. and a balm. daley-ward effortlessly mines the bone. the diamond from the difficult. the things that are too bright and taboo. she lays her hands on the pulse of the thing. and gives wide air to the epic realities of women. the unfamiliar. the familiar. sexuality. poverty. sex work. sadness. joy. damage. and restoration. assigning them all the grace. all the nurturing. and all the love they deserve. 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. her poetry and prose are intimate and distant. sonorous and staunch. delicate and metal. unwilling to yield and wondrously supple. daley-ward’s extraordinary talent. ability. to both see and write the veins of the true life. the true lives. is a gift. a breath.”

– nayyirah waheed, author of salt. and nejma

“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