Dark Sky Park
Poems from the Edge of Nature
By Philip Gross
Illustrated by Jesse Hodgson
dreaming root and branch
and whale and ant
and dinosaur and
you and me"
Black smokers, glacier worms and tardigrades… arctic terns, snow leopards and the Aleppo cat… living in the Abyss, conquering Everest, marvelling at the Northern Lights.
An exciting and thought-provoking celebration of all that is extraordinary in the natural world. Includes fascinating information about the creatures depicted.
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Shortlisted for the CLiPPA Award '19
"Philip Gross has chosen to celebrate some of the most unusual and unknown aspects of the natural world in this mesmerising anthology which had me wondering, learning, looking and so much more. Quite apart from being captivated by his poetic voice, I came away all the richer for what I learnt about worms, tardigrades, terns, even ivy!... It's a collection that works on so many levels."
Reading Zone 5 star review
"The poems in this dazzling new collection are rare, distinct and mesmerising as the creatures and landscapes he explores here. This is an imaginative, urgent and beautifully crafted collection."
"An exciting and thought-provoking celebration of all that is extraordinary in the natural world. Includes fascinating information about the creatures depicted. Combines poetry with contextualising factual information."