Intimate monthly seminars with Philip Gross in Hereford, organised in partnership with Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Curated in partnership with Ledbury Poetry Festival, we are proud to present a series of monthly seminar groups with Philip Gross in Hereford, featuring close reading, in-depth discussion and feedback on your poems-in-progress, as well as conversation around contemporary poetry and guidance on your next steps as a poet. With a maximum of eight students in each group, these seminars provide an intimate setting and generate supportive and critical friendships, helping you to become part of your local poetry community.
Entry into the seminars is by application only. If you would like to sign up, please contact the office for information and we will assist you in the application process. Do not book online before applying.
8 x monthly sessions in The Courtyard, Hereford (HR4 9JR). Classes will be on the below Tuesdays and run 5:45–8:15pm.
More information about how all our seminars work can be found on the Seminars Course Page.
About Philip Gross View Profile
Philip Gross, was born in Cornwall, son of an Estonian wartime refugee and has lived in Plymouth, Bristol and South Wales, where he was Professor of Creative Writing at Glamorgan University (USW). His 19th collection, A Bright Acoustic (2017), follows nine previous 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 won a Cholmondeley Award in 2017.
‘The courses have helped extend my range as a poet and given me more confidence to experiment.’