This collection exclusively features artists with an experience of chronic disability and chronic pain

Chronic Poetics is a new anthology published and produced by Point Positive Publishing and Colliding Lines. Through essays, poetry, images and design, this collection is what we wish people understood about living with a chronic condition.

This website accompanies the print collection and features interviews with the published artists, additional pieces not published in the book, and medical information for further reading.

Chronic Poetics is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

We are open to submissions for online publication. For more information please see our open call page here.

Our team

Team photo for Angharad Hengyu Owen
Angharad Hengyu Owen
Angharad Hengyu Owen is a graphic designer exploring visual narratives through type, engaging in visual communication as a literary and lyrical practice; an interpretation of ideas. She has experience in a range of print and digital projects across cultural, social and corporate sectors, and enjoys pushing the boundaries of meaningful design.
Team photo for Christian Marques
Christian Marques
Web Development
Christian Marques is a Lisbon based software engineer with an appetite for the arts and the unknown. In-between writing software, he is also a published poet, amateur songwriter, and hobbyist photographer. His interests span from science to philosophy and anything else in-between and around. His most recent passion is mycology and anything fungus-related.
Team photo for Daisy Thurston-Gent
Daisy Thurston-Gent
Daisy Thurston-Gent is a writer and producer from Cambridge. She is a founding member of London Queer Writers, curating live poetry events and writing workshops for the LGBTQ+ community. She is one half of Radio Xaddy, a brave little podcast about Queer history and culture and co-host of Queer Cambridge on Cambridge 105 radio.
Team photo for Molly Haig
Molly Haig
Molly Haig is a Berlin-based graphic designer and artist. Her work combines analog and digital processes to explore layers, language, and systems. She holds a BA in psychology and an MFA in graphic design. She works as a designer with Laura Grey Studio in New York and as a university lecturer in Berlin.
Team photo for Nikki Marrone
Nikki Marrone
Nikki Marrone is a spoken word performer, published poet, photographer, and coffee addict. She is motivated through feelings, of which she has plenty. Nikki is the winner of multiple poetry slams and has featured at various spoken word nights and festivals internationally but is based in the UK. Author of ‘Psychogenic Fugue’, ‘Honey & Lemon’ and ‘Burning Through the Bloodline’.
Team photo for Wesley Freeman-Smith
Wesley Freeman-Smith
Project Management
Wesley Freeman-Smith is an event producer, live arts facilitator and founder of Colliding Lines. Aside from project management and wielding spreadsheets of increasing complexity, he enjoys words and putting word-based things where they shouldn’t be. He currently lives in Cambridge, UK.