Photo kiosks always seem to be tucked away in some dusty corner. Somewhere quiet and so public and yet you're on your own. You put the money in and flash - don't forget to smile. Flash - for the facetaker. Flash - for the fateshaker. Flash - for the soulbreaker!
Born in Cornwall, spending most of his teenage weekends on Dartmoor, Philip Gross has a feel for wild places and ideas. He now lives in Bristol and he finds that wildness in the city too.
Philip is a well-known poet for both adults and children, and his work has never been afraid to tackle real-life issues. The Wasting Game, shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award, dealt with anorexia.
Philip is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan.