Interview: Philip Gross

Poet Philip Gross talks to Jonathan Doering about his work and his Quakerism

Philip Gross. | Photo: Courtesy of Bloodaxe Books.

My wife and I decide to make my visit to Penarth to interview Philip Gross part of our holiday. We drive over the day before my appointment and that evening we visit the beach and watch our son Noah. It seems an apt image of playful innocence engaging with and experiencing the greater power of Nature.

The work of Quaker, poet, novelist, playwright and academic Philip Gross is filled with such open playfulness to the world. Through a prolific and award-winning career he has produced a rich and thoughtful textual tapestry.

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