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Philip Gross has published twenty poetry collections, including four for children, and won many of the major awards in British poetry, from the National Poetry Competition to the TS Eliot Prize. With thirty years of appearances at festivals and venues, Philip's readings create a feeling not so much of a performance as a conversation. Click on a cover image to find out more about the book.

The following poems and readings are from Philip's recent single-author books. On separate pages you will see and hear some poems for young people, and to meet some poems from collaborative books.

Jump to earlier collections (no longer in print)
Go to Philip's author page with Bloodaxe Books, the main publisher for his adult poetry.

Finding Philip Gross's poetry online
The Poetry Archive is a splendid library of readings by our best contemporary poets. Click on the Full Tracklist to hear extracts from a wide selection of Philip's poems, and cheaply download the ones you'd like to keep.
They also have a good collection of his poetry for children.


A BRIGHT ACOUSTIC

A Bright Acoustic

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A BRIGHT ACOUSTIC Published by BLOODAXE 2017 ISBN-13: 978-1780373683 paperback £9.95


LOVE SONGS OF CARBON

A Poetry Book Society Recommendation
Winner of the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) 2016

Love Songs of Carbon

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LOVE SONGS OF CARBON Published by BLOODAXE 2015 ISBN-13: 978-1780372587 paperback £9.95


LATER

Later

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LATER Published by BLOODAXE 2013 ISBN 978-1-85224-979-3 paperback £9.95


DEEP FIELD

A Poetry Book Society Recommendation
Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2012

Deep Field

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DEEP FIELD Published by Bloodaxe 2011 ISBN 978-1-85224-8919-6 paperback —8.95


THE WATER TABLE

Winner of the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2009

The Water Table, T S Eliot Poetry Prize winner

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Published by Bloodaxe 10 November 2009 ISBN 978-1-85224-852-9 paperback £8.95


THE EGG OF ZERO

Shortlisted for the Roland Matias Prize 2006

The Egg of Zero, shortlisted for the Roland Matias Prize 2006

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Published by Bloodaxe, March 2006 ISBN 1-85224-726-6 paperback £7.95


MAPPA MUNDI

A Poetry Book Society Recommendation

Mappa Mundi, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation

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Published by Bloodaxe, Newcastle 2003 ISBN 1-85224-622-7 paperback £7.95


CHANGES OF ADDRESS
Poems 1980-98

A Poetry Book Society Special Commendation

Changes of Addres, a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation

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Published by Bloodaxe, Newcastle 2001 ISBN 1-85224-572-7 paperback £9.95


Earlier poetry collections

THE WASTING GAME

A Poetry Book Society Recommendation — shortlisted for Whitbread Prize

(Bloodaxe, 1998) ISBN 1 85224 479 8

THE SON OF THE DUKE OF NOWHERE

(Faber, 1991) ISBN 0 571 16140 5

CAT'S WHISKER

(Faber, 1987) ISBN 0 571 14894 8

THE ICE FACTORY

(Faber, 1984) ISBN 0 571 13217 0

FAMILIARS

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(Peterloo Poets, 1983) ISBN 0 905291 46 8