Yrsa Daley-Ward: ‘I feel lucky these things have happened, because I have a story and a half’

Yrsa  Daley-Ward: ‘I feel lucky these things have happened, because I have a story and a half’
Yrsa Daley-Ward: ‘Shame in the human condition is one of the heaviest things you can feel’ Pic: Nicole Nodland

Part of a new generation of writers and poets catching the imagination through the medium of Instagram, Daley-Ward has now produced a grippingly honest memoir that chronicles her troubled past, writes Nadine O’Regan

Don’t look now, but poetry is having a bit of a moment.

Instagram is responsible for many troubling trends – among them the rise of the selfie and influencers flogging products – but the picture-sharing social media app is also creating a new phenomenon: Insta-poetry, whereby young poets are rising to prominence through the medium of Instagram.

From Rupi Kaur to RM Drake, poets are using the slick functionality of Instagram to win themselves to a...

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