READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘Knife’ Philip Gross

Philip Gross reads ‘Knife’ from Issue Eight of The Lonely Crowd.

Philip Gross is a poet, librettist and writer for children. He won the T.S. Eliot Prize 2009 with The Water Table, and Wales Book of The Year 2010 with I Spy Pinhole Eye. Deep Field dealt with his Estonian refugee father’s final years and loss of language, an exploration into our place in the world broadened steadily through later collections, most recently A Bright Acoustic (2017). Recently liberated from 25 years of academic life, he is an insatiable collaborator across art forms, e.g. with artist Valerie Coffin Price on A Fold in the River, and with composer Benjamin Frank Vaughan onThe King in the Car Park, a cantata about the re-discovery of Richard III, performed in Leicester Cathedral.

© Philip Gross, 2017. Image © Jo Mazelis, 2017.