The Family Fig Trees


‘The Family Fig Trees’ and other poems – a Wagtail chapbook

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The Family Fig Trees is a 16 page chapbook in the Wagtail series. The selection of 15 poems has been made made by the editors and Philip, with the poem of the title as a central work, a poem that has been anthologised several times and which stands as one of Philip’s best single poems. It looks into his family background, a lyric poem in the true sense, with the poet as son, child and adult, discovering the obvious and less obvious origins of family.