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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.

'You will come away bruised. You will come away bruised but this will give you poetry.'

Global star Yrsa Daley-Ward's collection bone is something unique and beautiful. Visceral, revealing, and unrelenting, Yrsa's poetry ranges from brief glimpses of stark emotional reality that have won her tens of thousands of Instagram followers to longer, often autobiographical poems that delve deep into her Afro-Caribbean heritage, mental health, and sexuality. This fearless collection from an unflinchingly strong new voice cements Yrsa as one of the most exciting young poets of the day.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 30, 2017

    Particular Books

    RRP $22.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    September 26, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Also by Yrsa Daley-Ward

The Terrible


Useless Magic
The Odyssey
Greetings to Our Friends in Brazil
The Iliad
Introducing George The Poet
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
The Bone Flowers
Falling Awake
No Map Could Show Them
Song of Myself
The Stairwell
Speak, Old Parrot
In the Flesh
New Poems Book Four
All Of Us
Christmas Day
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