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This new collection from one of Britain's most innovative poets is an exploration of identity in the face of loss. At its heart is a series of poems about the desolation of miscarriage. These poems try to understand the many different means we use to come closer to articulating, and avoiding, experience. Drawing on the language of comedy, improvisation, drag and clown, Low interrogates humour's role in enacting the possibility of change. A thought-provoking, irreverent and challenging book, Low exemplifies Chrissy Williams' ability to find 'seriousness in the apparently trivial and ephemeral' (Poetry Review). Chrissy Williams' first collection Bear (Bloodaxe) was one of The Telegraph's 50 Best Books of the Year in 2017. She has also published several pamphlets, one of which was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. Low is her second full-length collection.
About the Author
Chrissy Williams is a poet, editor and tutor based in London. Her work has been featured by the BBC and her first collection Bear (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) was one of the Telegraph's 50 Best Books of the Year. The author of numerous pamphlets, her work has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award, and published in many magazines and anthologies including Poetry, Poetry Review, Poetry London and Salt's Best British Poetry series. She edited an anthology called Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics (Sidekick Books, 2015) and is editor of the online poetry journal PERVERSE. She is also an improviser and currently works as a comics editor.