Philip Gross Readings
‘Mastery is what you would wish for in a 27th collection and it is what you find in Philip Gross’s The Thirteenth Angel, shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize.’ – Kate Kellaway, The Observer (Poetry book of the month)
'The Thirteenth Angel, like all Philip Gross’s work, fuses the physical and the metaphysical, and lights the profoundest subject matter with shafts of playful humour. He is a poet with exceptional gifts of observation, whether it’s a panoramic view of the earth and its inhabitants or ‘the mutterings of quiet circumstance / under the threshold of attention’.' - Jean Sprackland, Chair of Judges, T S Eliot Prize 2022
T S Eliot Prize Readings, Royal Festival Hall, London, 15 January 2023
All ten poets shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize 2022 read at this event hosted by poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan. Philip Gross read poems from his shortlisted collection The Thirteenth Angel.
Ian McMillan introduces Philip Gross at 59:20.
ONLINE LAUNCH FOR THE THIRTEENTH ANGEL
Tuesday 22 November 2022, 7pm, joint live-streamed launch
Both poets read live and discussed their collections with the host, Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley. This free Bloodaxe launch event was streamed on YouTube Live and is now available to watch below. Aleš Šteger read first in each set.
PAST READINGS FROM BETWEEN THE ISLANDS
Friday 7 May 2021, 6pm, The Stay-at-Home Literary Festival - via Zoom
Solace in Sound – Three Bloodaxe Poets Explore the Landscape of Grief
A trio of Bloodaxe poets whose recent poetry collections span Scotland, Ireland, England and Estonia read for the Stay-at-Home Literary Festival in May 2021. Each shares a powerful sense of their formative landscapes; whether farmland, forest, mountains, estuaries, rivers or beyond. In poems that consider the impact of loss – of friends and friendships, parents, or a communal event of the most traumatic kind – these collections foster sympathy and strength. The poets will read from their own work, and also from each other’s, creating a unique conversation about memory and resonance in the landscape.
With Heidi Williamson, Jane Clarke and Philip Gross. They were reading from their recent collections Return by Minor Road, When the Tree Falls and Between the Islands, and read poems by each other to start and end their own readings. The start of the video below has been cut off - Philip was in the middle of reading 'The Fisherman' from Jane's debut collection The River.
Philip Gross reads from Between the Islands
Philip Gross contributed to Wales Arts Review's feature 'Writers' Rooms' in 2016. His piece about the room he writes in, complete with photographs, can be seen here.
[05 March 2020]