poetry clips: Philip Gross 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Philip Gross (England) read at the 2018 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Kim Moore. 

Philip was born in Cornwall, the son of an Estonian wartime refugee, and he has lived in Plymouth, Bristol and South Wales, where he was Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University. He has published numerous poetry collections, beginning with “The Wasting Game” (Bloodaxe, 1998), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Later collections. all with Bloodaxe, include: “Mappa Mundi” (2003 & PBS Recommendation), “The Egg of Zero” (2006 & shortlisted for the Roland Matias Prize), “The Water Table” (2009 & winner of the T S Eliot Prize), “Deep Field” (2010 & PBS Recommendation), “Love Songs of Carbon” (2016 & PBS Recommendation), “A Bright Acoustic” (2017), and “Between the Islands” (2020).  He received a Cholmondeley Award in 2017.

Philip is also a keen collaborator and since “The Air Mines of Mistila” (with Sylvia Kantaris, Bloodaxe Books, 2020), he has worked with artist Valerie Coffin Price on “A Fold in the River” (2015) and with poet Lesley Saunders on “A Part of the Main” (2018). “I Spy Pinhole Eye” (Cinnamon Press, 2009), with photographer Simon Denison, won the Wales Book of the Year Award 2010. Philip Gross's poetry for young people includes “Manifold Manor”, “The All-Nite Café” (winner of the Signal Award 1994), “Off Road to Everywhere” (winner of the CLPE Award 2011) and the poetry-science collection “Dark Sky Park”. He is also the author of numerous children’s novels, details of which can be accessed on his website.  

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