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Andrew Philip

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Andrew Philip was born in Aberdeen in 1975 and grew up near Falkirk. His first full collection of poetry, The Ambulance Box (Salt, 2009), was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry and the first book category in the Scottish Book Awards. His work has been published in the UK and US, translated into Italian and included in anthologies such as The Forward Book of Poetry 2010, The Best British Poetry 2011 and Adventures in Form.


 

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Andrew Philip was born in Aberdeen in 1975 and grew up near Falkirk. He lived in Berlin for a short spell in the 1990s, an experience which, in part, led him to study linguistics at Edinburgh University.

Philip's first full collection of poetry, The Ambulance Box (Salt, 2009), was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry and the first book category in the Scottish Book Awards. It followed two acclaimed pamphlets from HappenStance Press: Tonguefire Night (2005) and Andrew Philip: A Sampler (2008).

His work has been published in UK journals such as The Edinburgh Review, Gutter, Horizon Review, Lallans, Magma Poetry, New Writing Scotland, The Rialto, The SHOp and the US magazines Sou’wester and The Silk Road Review. It has also been translated into Italian and included in anthologies such as The Forward Book of Poetry 2010, The Best British Poetry 2011 and Adventures in Form.

A engaging reader of his work and a seasoned tutor, he has performed and led workshops throughout the UK — from London to Orkney — including appearances at the StAnza International Poetry Festival in St Andrews, Dundee Book Festival, Wigtown Book Festival, Linlithgow Book Festival, Manchester Literary Festival and Greenbelt Arts Festival. Philip is a popular online course tutor for the Poetry School and enjoys working in schools.

In 2011, he also featured in Radio Scotland's main Christmas morning show, reading several poems and discussing poetry and Yuletide habits with presenters Ricky Ross and Cathy MacDonald.

Creative Scotland awarded Philip a writer's bursary in 2010. This allowed him the time to write much of the work that is included in his second collection, The North End of the Possible (Salt, 2013).

In 1999-2000, Philip ran the Scottish Poetry Library’s Holyrood Poetry Link Scheme, which linked up members of the newly elected Scottish Parliament with contemporary Scottish poets. He compiled and edited Variations on a new song (Scottish Poetry Library, 2000), a pamphlet of poems that resulted from the project.


 

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  • Edinburgh University Sloan Prize  Winner  1996
  • Jack Clemo Poetry Prize  Commended  1999
  • Scottish Book Trust poetry postcard competition  Winner  2002
  • Amnesty International Reading poetry competition  Winner  2005

 

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