Today's poem is "Windfarm at Sea"
from A Bright Acoustic

Bloodaxe Books

Philip Gross, son of an Estonian wartime refugee, Philip Gross has lived in Plymouth, Bristol and South Wales, where he was Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University (USW). His 19th collection, A Bright Acoustic (June 2017), follows nine previous books with Bloodaxe, including Love Songs of Carbon (2015), winner of the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year), also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; Later (2013); Deep Field (2011), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, which was shortlisted for the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year); The Water Table (2009), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; The Egg of Zero (2006); Mappa Mundi (2003), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; and Changes of Address: Poems 1980-1998 (2001), his selection from earlier books including The Ice Factory, Cat's Whisker, The Son of the Duke of Nowhere, I.D. and The Wasting Game. His book I Spy Pinhole Eye (Cinnamon Press, 2009), a collaborative work with photographer Simon Denison, won the Wales Book of the Year Award 2010. He won a Cholmondeley Award in 2017. Philip Gross's poetry for children includes Manifold Manor, The All-Nite Cafe (winner of the Signal Award 1994), Scratch City and Off Road To Everywhere (winner of the CLPE Award 2011). Since The Song of Gail and Fludd (1991) he has published nine more novels for young people, most recently The Storm Garden (2006).

Other poems by Philip Gross in Verse Daily:
February 8, 2004:  "For Zelie:" "Love, be flagrant and delicate..."
October 14, 2003:  "Ghost Ranch: Georgia O'Keefe" "How far can you get..."
January 3, 2003:  "A Crumb" "As you paused to flick away..."
December 11, 2002:  The Song of the House "Who'll take these rooms, who'll rake the cinders in my hearth..."

Books by Philip Gross:

Other poems on the web by Philip Gross:
Six poems
"Severn Song"
Two poems
"Room Inside"

Philip Gross's Website.

Philip Gross According to Wikipedia.

Philip Gross on Twitter.

Philip Gross on Facebook.

About A Bright Acoustic:

"For all the book's concern with the insubstantial and the disparate, at the end we find another way of looking at our presence in the world: the human body-and-soul as a form in which life is caught... A Bright Acoustic is a deeply interesting book, intellectual and playful while at once lyrical and sensitive."
—Anna Lewis

"At the heart of all of Gross's collections has been his deep enquiry into and fascination with the nature of embodiment and existence — what water is and does in The Water Table, the role of language, and speech especially, in identity and the self in Deep Field and Later. Now in Love Songs of Carbon Gross tests and feels his amazed way through the mysteries of the multiple manifestations of love and ageing... Such exactitude of feeling and image is typical of all Gross's work, and no less inventively in this new collection. Characteristic too is his focused, sustained approach across the whole book: Love Songs of Carbon asks to be read as a song-book, to use the terms of its presentation, curated for the reader to turn and return to. From poem to poem, pace and metrics quicken and still and quicken again as the book progresses.'"
—John Burnside & Jane Draycott

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