G.F. Phillips Remembered
About the podcast
Featuring the work of the late North East writer G.F. Phillips, a writer I first met and recorded through Keith Armstrong and Northern Voices Community Projects. This collection of Gordon’s work was taken from recordings made for listenupnorth 2010-2013.
I knew him as a gentle and perceptive man, drawing on astute and sensitive observations for his writing. Through his work we often felt the raw plight of others, with other pieces, a mischievous dry humour and irony.
Gordon leaves us a legacy of fantastic written work and through listenupnorth he leaves his voice.
G.F. Phillips talks about his writing
Fresh Contours – a poem inspired by the Northumberlandia land sculpture near Cramlington
From the Testimony of an Otherwise Citizen – a poem on the plight of Burmese refugees
Quarantine Song – a folk song lyric about Russian Troops held on St Mary’s Island with cholera
Johnny Spry – a poem about the goalkeeper for Footloose Wanders
Home Tomorrow – a story of displacement in Zimbabwe at the hands of mob culture
Suffolk Street Bomb – a poem inspired by a 1000lb bomb found in Hendon, Sunderland
You can also hear Gordon’s work as part of the following Northern Voices Comminity Projects:
The Spanish City Centenary in Poetry To listen CLICK HERE
The Hartley Pit Disaster 1862 – Remembered in Poetry To listen CLICK HERE