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bone, Daley-Ward, Yrsa

bone

Authors: Daley-Ward, Yrsa
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POE023020, POE005050, POE024000
ISBN: 9780525504528, Related ISBNs: 014313261X, 0525504524, 0525590560, 0525590579, 9780143132615
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 160
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “yrsa daley-ward’s bone is a symphony of breaking and mending. . . . she lays her hands on the pulse of the thing. . . . an expert storyteller. of the rarest. and purest kind.” —nayyirah waheed, author of salt.

From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of poems about the heart, life, and the inner self.


Foreword by Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy: An American Memoir

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.” 

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