Yrsa Daley-Ward: Bone

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“because writing is soft and a hard place, all at once.” – Yrsa Daley-Ward

Instagram poetry seems to dominate the modern way of consuming poetry and also in many ways a way to introduce people to amazing poets such as Nayyirah Waheed, Warsan Shire, Upile Chisala and Yrsa-Daley Ward.

This episode features the ever-brilliant, multi-talented, gorgeous model and Insta famous poet, Yrsa- Daley Ward.

Yrsa-Daley Ward self-published her prolific book bone, which has since being republished with a few new poems by Penguin Books. Yrsa Daley-Ward’s bone is described a symphony of breaking and mending. In this episode, Letlhogonolo speaks to Yrsa Daley-Ward about her book bone, mothers, black womxn, her favourite books and what it means to be a black womxn in the world. In this heartfelt conversation, Yrsa speaks about her time in South Africa, Blackness, queerness and love. She also reveals a little about her upcoming memoir, The Terrible, to be released later this year.

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