Posted on November 5, 2021 in
Celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward’s first work of prose, THE HOW, received a stunning review from Nayantara Dutta for NPR. She raves: “I have followed Daley-Ward’s poetry for years, through her books and popular Instagram page – for its tenderness and warmth…[THE HOW] feels like a meditation and a guide, a therapy session and a cup of chamomile tea…This is a book to be taken in slowly, in the minutes before bedtime, or to return to in times of need. It's a map that takes us from where we are to where we want to be, and has helped me feel hopeful and prepared to start the journey.” Yrsa Daley-Ward spoke with Rachel Cargle on November 3 in a virtual event sponsored by The Strand and Elizabeth Bookshop & Writing Center to promote the book. She also spoke at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow on November 1, where she delivered an electric new poem to open the proceedings. In the poem, Daley-Ward exhorted world leaders to hold themselves accountable for the outcomes of the conference: “Nothing will be saved without you. It is important to begin with the fact. This is your invitation to lead with light.” Penguin Books published THE HOW on November 2, 2021.
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