Philip Gross is a multi-award-winning poet, writing for both children and adults. In 2009 his collection The Water Table won the T.S. Eliot Prize, in 2010 I Spy Pinhole Eye was Wales English-language Book of the Year, and his children’s collection, Off Road to Everywhere, was awarded the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Prize in 2011. He visits schools across the UK, working with teachers and leading writing workshops. He has taught creative writing at Bath Spa University, and from 2004 to 2017 he was Professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Wales. He lives in Penarth.