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Philip Gross - Author

About the Author

Philip Gross is a writer of many parts - from prize-winning poetry to teenage novels of high suspense and unsettling depths. Son of a wartime refugee from Estonia and a Cornish schoolmaster's daughter, his work explores borderlines - between childhood and adult life, between fantasy and reality. He has two grown-up children and a grandson, and lives in Penarth with his wife Zelie. He has led writing workshops in schools for twenty years, and is Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University.

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Between the Islands

Between the Islands

Author: Philip Gross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2020

The two searching sequences that bookend this collection are not so much elegies as unfinished conversations with friends no longer living - friendships lost or neglected, with their closeness and distances sensitively mapped. This is Philip Gross's writing at its most hospitable, lit up by a sense of personal address, both tactful and deeply engaged. The sea that is always in sight, between us and beyond us, is more than a metaphor. It is another conversation - with the real sea of this planet, used and abused and in need of our care. Between the Islands is Philip Gross's 26th book of poetry, and his 11th from Bloodaxe.

Dark Sky Park readalong audio Poems from the Edge of Nature

Dark Sky Park readalong audio Poems from the Edge of Nature

Author: Philip Gross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

worm dreaming dreaming root and branch and whale and ant and dinosaur and dreaming you and me Black smokers, glacier worms and tardigrades... arctic terns, snow leopards and the Aleppo cat... living in the Abyss, conquering Everest, marvelling at the Northern Lights. An exciting and thought-provoking celebration of all that is extraordinary in the natural world. Includes fascinating information about the creatures depicted.

A Bright Acoustic

A Bright Acoustic

Author: Philip Gross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2017

In these restlessly exploratory poems and sequences, the space between things is never empty, but alive with messages. Utterly physical even when it is at its most enquiring, Philip Gross's latest collection contemplates space and sound. Even silence reveals itself as multiple and individual. With each book in his ambitious series since The Water Table, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, Gross has taken a new step in mapping where we live, in between language and the world. A Bright Acoustic looks at and way beyond the human, to a generously environmental view of the self in its relationships, at the same time playful and profound.

Love Songs of Carbon

Love Songs of Carbon

Author: Philip Gross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2015

Love Songs of Carbon is Philip Gross's 18th book of poetry, and is a coming of age - inhabiting the ageing body with a confident, inventive curiosity. At the same time searching, tender, intellectually agile, unexpected and erotic, this is poetry at home with great shifts of perspective, from the outer edge of science to the sensations at our fingertips. These are love poems, both to the person and to the body itself, even as - especially as - it faces entropy and decay.

Growing Brands Through Sponsorship An Empirical Investigation of Brand Image Transfer in a Sponsorship Alliance

Growing Brands Through Sponsorship An Empirical Investigation of Brand Image Transfer in a Sponsorship Alliance

Author: Philip Gross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2014

Philip Gross addresses a new opportunity for growing brands that may reside within a sponsorship alliance. Typically, brands vie for image transfer from an event or other property when entering a sponsorship engagement. Yet this practice leaves a valuable part of a sponsorship alliance unexploited. Specifically, the author infers from theories of social and cognitive psychology to propose and test a research model that accounts for a sponsor to also gain from brand attitude and personality traits innately tied to a co-sponsor of the same event. The results provide evidence for direct image transfer between two sponsor brands. Hence, pairing with a co-sponsor might fortify or dilute a sponsor brand's image depending on the expediency of the image conveyed by that ally.

Later

Later

Author: Philip Gross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Challenging and tender, these poems are a rite of passage. Philip Gross's much praised previous collection, Deep Field, explored the loosening connections between the self and language in his refugee father's old age.This new book goes further, through the failing of the body, through the mind's weakening hold on the borderline between the present and the traumas of the past. It follows the journey to the end - then beyond, to the tentative byways through which mourning moves. With an instinct for form that both controls and releases depths of feeling, Philip Gross writes poetry that proves it can be trusted with the most raw yet essential things of life.

Deep Field

Deep Field

Author: Philip Gross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2011

In his nineties Philip Gross's father, a wartime refugee, began to lose his several languages, first to deafness, then profound aphasia. Deeply thought as well as deeply felt, these poems reach into that gulf to find him - through recovery of histories both spoken and unspoken as well as an excavation of the spoken word itself. Readers who admired Philip Gross's subtlety and range in his T.S. Eliot Prize-winning collection The Water Table will find those qualities brought to a new human urgency in the compelling sequences of Deep Field.

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