UO Happenings: Yrsa Daley- Ward

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On Sunday October 1st from from 4-7pm we hosted an intimate event with Yrsa Daley - Ward in celebration of her paperback book bone. Those who purchased the book here at Space 15 Twenty gained access to this exclusive event. Once the evening started, those who attended got to meet the poet and hear her recite her beautiful poems throughout the evening.

Bone consists of a collection of poems about her heart, life + inner self. 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 bone resonates to the core of what it means to be human.

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Photos by Dana Pleasant

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