A Bright Acoustic

A Bright Acoustic

By: Philip Gross (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Philip Gross is Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University. His tenth collection, A Bright Acoustic (due June 2017), follows nine prevous books with Bloodaxe, including Love Songs of Carbon (2015), winner of the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year), also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; Later (2013); Deep Field (2011), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, which was shortlisted for the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year); The Water Table (2009), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; The Egg of Zero (2006); Mappa Mundi (2003), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation; and Changes of Address: Poems 1980-1998 (2001), his selection from earlier books including The Ice Factory, Cat's Whisker, The Son of the Duke of Nowhere, I.D. and The Wasting Game. His book I Spy Pinhole Eye (Cinnamon Press, 2009), a collaborative work with photographer Simon Denison, won the Wales Book of the Year Award 2010. He is also the author of ten highly-praised novels for young people. His poetry for children includes Manifold Manor, The All-Nite Cafe (winner of the Signal Award 1994), Scratch City and Off Road To Everywhere (winner of the CLPE Award 2011). Since The Song of Gail and Fludd (1991) he has published nine more novels for young people, most recently The Storm Garden (2006). Born in Cornwall, he lived in Bristol and Bath for many years, and now lives in Penarth in South Wales.


9 Windfarm at Sea 10 Mew 12 Time in the Dingle 31 Back 32 Ten Takes on the Garden 34 Twenty Questions about Green 36 A Cult of Bees 37 Ear Candle 39 Danceuse Cambodgienne 40 A Cadence 41 Stylus 42 The Breath of Things 44 Tir na nOg 45 On Poetic Form: a short essay 46 The Same River: thirteen variations 59 The Margin 63 Railway Weeds 64 Wetland, Thinking 66 Broadleaf Torch Song 68 Descaffolding 70 Specific Instances of Silence 80 Habitation 81 Fratres: Permutations 83 Applause, Applause 85 Blackbird, Descending 88 Written on Light

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781780373683
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781780373683
  • ISBN10: 1780373686

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