C H R I S S Y W I L L I A M S
[Poem comic by Chrissy Williams and Tom Humberstone.]
I was rolled into my own body
and shaken out over the Thames
where the cold updraught found me
and I came apart like a new year
like a ream of pages relieved
from an unopened Russian novel
and I burst like blossom into the air
Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor, tutor and comic book writer based in London, UK. Her work has been featured on BBC radio and television, and her full poetry collections are BEAR (Bloodaxe, 2017) and LOW (Bloodaxe, 2021). Her comic GOLDEN RAGE has just come out, and is described as "Battle Royale meets The Golden Girls."
Tom Humberstone is an award winning comic artist and illustrator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of Suzanne: The Jazz Age Goddess of Tennis (Avery Hill, 2022).