Some Poems by Philip Gross: The Guardian

Philip Gross, the winner of this year’s T.S. Eliot prize for poetry, will read at dlr Poetry Now on Friday, March 26th; he’ll also give the children’s reading that same day. Earlier this month, the Guardian named Gross’s “What the Mountain Saw” as its poem of the week, and Carol Rumens provided a rich discussion of what she calls a “story-poem” – a discussion continued in the reader comments. You can also read some more recent poems by Philip Gross in the Guardian – see here for a link to “Betweenland I” and “Betweenland X”, two poems from his prizewinning collection The Water Table (Bloodaxe Books). Lastly, in a podcast with Guardian books editor Claire Armitstead (follow Claire on twitter here), you can hear Gross talk about The Water Table. Skip forward to 11.18 to hear him – though the preceding interview, in which poet laureate Andrew Motion (who also happened to be chair of the judging panel which awarded Gross the Eliot prize) talks about the Romantic poets and their importance today, is also well worth a listen. 


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