'very warm, very inviting, very mysterious poetry. Chrissie has a very tender sight,'
'an important, imaginative, totally original contribution to modern poetry,'
'She is a gifted writer,'
'Chrissie Gittins knows just what words can do: she makes them dance, sing, sit still for a moment and then leap across the page with joy!'
'a lot of ripe good ones,'
'A striking play ... deftly written,'
Kate Kellaway, The Observer
'most of (her stories) carry an insidiously discomforting charge,'
Nicholas Clee, The Guardian
'For gentle but often surreal language, little people should sit cross-legged on the carpet with a copy of Chrissie Gittins's latest poetry collection,'
Helen Brown, The Telegraph
‘a true original … she has a genuine gift,’
Jane Yeh, Poetry Review
|‘a wonderful collection,’
|‘a voice refusing to be pinned down,’
|‘a great sense of humour, an ear for what life sounds like,’
|‘weird, interesting and humorous poems that will bear repeated visits,’
Roger Stevens, Poetry Zone website|
|‘a McGough-like flair for idiomatic surrealism,’
Michael Thorn, TES
|‘I very much enjoyed reading your collection of children’s poetry,’
|‘I thought you read beautifully'
Michael Stewart, Director Huddersfield Literature Festival.
Poem 'Day To Celebrate You Leaving Home' published in the Picador anthology 'Empty Nest' edited by Carol Ann Duffy.
Poem 'Holi' published in the Macmillan anthology 'A Poem For Every Spring Day' edited by Allie Esiri.
Poem 'Mayfly May' published in the Emma Press anthology 'The Bee is not Afraid of Me: A Book Of Insect Poems' edited by Fran Long and Isabel Galleymore.
Poem 'Day To Celebrate You Leaving Home' published in the Trapeze anthology 'Night Feeds and Morning Songs' edited by Ana Sampson.
Poem 'My Dad’s More Embarrassing Than Your Dad' published in the Macmillan anthology 'The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems' chosen by Brian Moses.
Poem 'A Light-Bulb Moment' published in the Macmillan anthology 'Shaping The World' chosen by Liz Brownlee.
Poem 'Otter' published in Unbound anthology 'Women on Nature' edited by Katharine Norbury.
Reading for Words for the Wild event at the Winchester Poetry Festival. 5 - 6pm. Free event but please book a place. www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on
Poem 'The Unseen Life of Trees' published in the Macmillan anthology 'A Poet For Every Day of the Year' edited by Alli Esirie.
Poems 'Fern', 'The Night Flight of the Pterodactyl' and 'Mayfly May' published in the Macmillan/Natural History Museum anthology 'Wonder', edited by Ana Sampson.
Poem 'The Little Bottle of Silence' published in the Seren anthology 'Where the Birds Sing Our Names' in aid of Ty Hafan children's hospice edited by Tony Curtis.
Poem 'Today Is Friday, the Season Is Winter, the Weather is Cold' published in the Hippocrates Press anthology 'Storm Brain - The Hippocrates Book Of The Brain' edited by Wendy French, Michael Hulse and Donald Singer.
Reading for Silver Street Poetry 12-1.30pm, at Hours, 10 Colston Yard, Bristol BS1 5BD.
Poem 'Waiting' selected for the 'WRITING where we are NOW' project hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and curated by Carol Ann Duffy. www.mmu.ac.uk/write
Poem 'Super People' selected for the 'WRITING where we are NOW' project hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and curated by Carol Ann Duffy. www.mmu.ac.uk/write
Poem 'Last Night' published in the online magazine PERVERSE - for 'deliberate, obstinate, unreasonable or unacceptable poems'. www.twitter.com/perversemag
Vimeo of a short monologue 'A Piece of My Skirt' Chrissie wrote about Mary Hindle from Haslingden who was involved in the 1826 loom breaking riots. The monologue was one of 25 winners selected from over 1,000 entries to the Popelei 'Women in Lockdown' seed commission. www.popelei.com/commission | www.vimeo.com/420833167
Three poems published in The Blue Nib magazine. www.thebluenib.com/3-poems-by-chrissie-gittins
Poems 'Otter' and 'Lark' published in the Nosy Crow anthology 'Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!' selected by Fiona Waters.
Poem 'Three' published in the Dorling Kindersley anthology 'A World Full of Poems' selected by Sylvia Vardell.
Poem 'Corbel Angel, Southwold Museum' published in the Oneworld anthology 'Places of Poetry' selected by Andrew McRae.
7.30pm Zoom event with Wendy French for www.in-words.co.uk Readings from 'Sharp Hills' and 'Bread Without Butter'. Please email Irena Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invitation the day before.