Publishes 27th September 2022. Preorder now and we’ll dispatch upon publication.
In 2019 Gommie began walking the coastline of England with nothing but a backpack, a tent and an unusually large collection of pens. His aim? Searching for Hope in post-Brexit Britain.
From being lost on the Dover Hills to bankruptcy in Rhyl, from wild camping in Scarborough to the Beat up hotels of Fleetwood, From a London lockdown to crafting a canal boat home on England’s tricky waterways. Gommie’s extraordinary journey is still ongoing, and his findings, a refreshing mixture of illustration, poetry and verbatim conversations, are a gentle homage to the often overlooked places we inhabit and the frequently forgotten voices we hear.
Gommie is a Poetartist. He incorporates the written word, performance, painting, illustration and travel into his work. Gommie trained and worked as an actor before moving into the visual arts in 2016, as a response to Brexit. He quickly made a name for himself, winning “The Soho House Mentorship award” and producing solo shows with Messums gallery and Daniel Raphael gallery. This is his first published collection of poems and sketches.