Today's poem is "For Zelie:"
from Mappa Mundi

Bloodaxe Books / Dufour Editions

Philip Gross is a poet, novelist and playwright, and lives in Bristol. Mappa Mundi is his first new collection since Changes of Address: Poems 1980-1998, his Bloodaxe selection from earlier books including The Ice Factory, Catís Whisker, The Son of the Duke of Nowhere, I.D. and The Wasting Game.

About Mappa Mundi:

"Philip Gross knows how to make silence and suggestion resonate...he touches an alien, intractable dimension...Gross's poems are about lost bearings and blurred frontiers... a landscape bereft of assured relationships, haunted by the just-missedness of human contact."
—Terry Eagleton, Independent on Sunday

"He should be recognised as one of England's very best poets, not only for the exuberance of his imagination, but because of what he is writing about."
—John Greening, Times Literary Supplement

"Scalpel-sharp vision, compassion and celebration prevail in Philip Gross's work."
—Anne Born, Leviathan

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