Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review


    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.

    'Later is a magnificent extended elegy, formally adventurous, poised between narrative and metaphysics, themes and variation.' - Carol Rumens, Poetry Review

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationTarset
    PublisherBloodaxe Books
    Number of pages80
    ISBN (Print)9781852249793
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2013


    Dive into the research topics of 'Later'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this