Philip Gross Reads his Poetry for Adults
Date: Saturday 3rd June
Time: 2.00 pm (duration 1 hour, maximum)
Venue: Guildhall (in Launceston Town Hall: Festival venues map no. 3)
Ticket price: £6.00
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Philip Gross is a poet for adults and children and a keen collaborator across artforms. With one root of his family tree in North Cornwall, one in his father’s history as wartime refugee, his prizewinning poetry spans a huge range, with its searching questions and deep human tenderness.
The Water Table won the T.S.Eliot Prize 2009, A Fold In The River , with artist Valerie Coffin Price, is published by Seren (2015). His libretto for The King in the Car Park , a cantata about the re-discovery of Richard III, was performed in Leicester Cathedral. Love Songs of Carbon won the Roland Mathias Award (Wales Book of The Year) 2016, and this reading sees the launch of a new collection, A Bright Acoustic .
Philip is Professor of Creative Writing at University of South Wales. His website is: www.philipgross.co.uk .
Please note that Philip will be giving a reading of his poems for children at 11.00am on the same day, in the Town Hall.