Chrissy Williams<br><h6>Festival Poet</h6>
Chrissy Williams
Festival Poet
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  Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor and tutor living in London. Her first book-length collection Bear is published by Bloodaxe in May 2017. She has also published a number of pamphlets, including Flying into the Bear (HappenStance Press, 2013) which was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards, Epigraphs (if p then q, 2014) which was featured on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, and an illustrated pamphlet ANGELA (Sidekick Books, 2013) which fuses Murder, She Wrote with Twin Peaks.

Her poems and essays have appeared in various places, including Adventures in Form, Magma, Poetry London, Poetry Review, The Rialto and The Scotsman, and she has read at many venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Southbank Centre and for the BBC.

She has worked in books, magazines, at the Poetry Library at Southbank Centre, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing. She is director of the annual Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair and founded the world’s first bespoke edible poetry journal Poetry Digest. She also edited the UK’s first book on poetry comics, Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics (Sidekick Books, 2015). She currently works as a comics editor for the New York Times bestselling series The Wicked + The Divine.

She is half-Italian and she likes bears.

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