Andrew Philip

Andrew Philip (b. 1975)
Andrew Philip
Andrew Philip

Biography

Summary

Andrew Philip was chosen as a Scottish Poetry Library 'New Voice' in 2006; his first collection,The Ambulance Box (2009) was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry, and The North End of the Possible was published in 2012.

Full Biography

Andrew Philip was born in Aberdeen, grew up in a former mining village near Falkirk and now lives in Linlithgow. He lived in Berlin for a short spell in the 1990s, then studied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. HappenStance Press published two pamphlets of his poetry, and his first full collection, The Ambulance Box, was published by Salt in 2009; it was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust First Book Award in 2010. The North End of the Possible was published in 2012, also by Salt.
In 1999-2000, he ran the Scottish Poetry Library’s Holyrood Poetry Link Scheme, which linked up members of the newly elected Scottish Parliament with contemporary Scottish poets, and compiled and edited the resulting anthology: Variations On a New Song (Scottish Poetry Library, 2000).

Poems by Andrew Philip

Further Reading

Selected Bibliography

Tonguefire (Glenrothes: HappenStance, 2005)
Andrew Philip: a sampler (Glenrothes: HappenStance, 2008)
The Ambulance Box (Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2009) 
The North End of the Possible (Cromer: Salt Publishing, 2013)