Philip Gross Readings
'Moving from island to island, continent to continent, Between the Islands is concerned with memories, with resonances throughout time, but also with emergent dangers; ecological fears and the rising islands of refuse accumulating in our oceans.' - Poetry Book Society Bulletin, Spring 2020
Philip Gross reads from Between the Islands
'...this is at root a meditative collection, haunted and haunting. It often sounds edgily relevant and contemporary - the Somerset Levels, “chafed by long drainage”, waiting “for the sea to return, to be healed”. - Sheenagh Pugh [on Between the Islands]
The full review is on Sheenagh Pugh's Livejournal blog here.
Philip Gross was a guest on Radio 3’s The Verb on 5 July 2019, along with fellow Bloodaxe poet Heather Phillipson. Click here to listen. Heather features at 7.50. Philip is interviewed at 29.54, and reads again at 42.31 and in the podcast extra. He read a poem from his 2017 collection A Bright Acoustic.
An interview with Philip Gross ran in the 13 October 2017 issue of The Friend. He spoke to Jonathan Doering about his work and his Quakerism.
‘From sparky children’s poetry… to his T S Eliot Award-winning poetry collection The Water Table and the recent collection A Bright Acoustic, there is an open-mindedness and willingness to accept the strange, shocking but sometimes superb gifts of life.’ – Jonathan Doering, The Friend
Partially available online (in full by subscription):
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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.
[02 March 2020]