Philip Gross


With thanks to Heather Parnell, Pocket Remains. Beyond the softnesses of squirrel, sable, the more liquidly flickering kinds of weasel, there is mouse-whisker, down-feather of cloud-pheasant, newborn baby’s hair. Don’t credit the word ‘air brush’. There is nothing to be …

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Review Short: Chapbooks from Simon Armitage and Philip Gross

Poetry has a peculiar provenance in the public sphere. To describe the situation with egregious simplicity, some allege that poetry should speak to and for the people, while others assert that poetry should be avant-garde, testing the conventions of language and enacting nothing less than a transformation of society.

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