The morning after the 2016 election, after a nearly 20-year hiatus from writing poetry, the award-winning journalist Yvonne Daley awoke to a poem already forming in her brain. In the intervening years, poetry has been her outlet and her solace as she has expressed her sorrow and disillusionment while seeking comfort in the power of love, nature and hope.
About the Author
Over a 40-year career, Yvonne Daley published more than 5,000 news, feature and magazine articles in the Boston Globe, Vermont Life, Washington Post, Rutland Herald and dozens of other publications along with six nonfiction books. In 2016, following the presidential election, she returned to her first genre, that of poetry, using its freedoms to express her concerns for the country that she loves and for the world itself. In this collection, Prisoner of Hope, Daley shares her observations and responses to both shared and personal events since the election, at times declaring her rage and dismay, while at others finding hope in small gestures, in the lives of others, and in nature. Many of these poems have been published in Poets Reading the News, Poem City and other publications. She lives in Rutland, Vermont, with her husband, the writer Chuck Clarino, and two Maltese dogs.