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2014 Environment Calendar (pdf)
Environment
Calendar


2014

GROW Anthology

£1 each
 

 
2013 Our Favourite Places Calendar (pdf)

Our Favourite Places
Calendar

2013

GROW Anthology


£1 each


 

Out of the Blue 2012 (pdf)

OUT OF THE BLUE

2012


GROW Anthology


£3 each

2012 Fruit of the Spirit Calendar (pdf)

Fruit of the Spirit
Calendar

2012

GROW Anthology

£1 each

DREAMS 2011.pdf

DREAMS

2011

GROW Anthology

£3 each

 

2011 Animal Kingdom Calendar (pdf)

Animal Kingdom
Calendar

2011

GROW Anthology

£1 each

REFLECTION 2010 (pdf)

REFLECTION

2010

GROW Anthology

£3 each

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Poetry Form Calendar 2010 (pdf)

Poetry Form
Calendar

2010

GROW Anthology

£1 each

ILLUMINATION 2009 (pdf)

ILLUMINATION

2009

GROW Anthology

£3 each

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NATURE 2008 (pdf)

NATURE

2008

GROW Anthology

£3 each

Book Review of:

Nature: an anthology of poems by Grass Roots Open Writers 2008

24pp (A5 booklet)

This is the first anthology from a very recently formed group, and should be the inspiration for all Fed-type writing groups!

It has a beautifully designed front cover, and the simple formula of a poem per page with its own decorative border makes it an attractive book to handle and peruse.

The book opens with a clear explanation of what GROW is all about:

"Grass Roots Open Writers is a community writing and publishing group, that particularly welcomes people who need to develop confidence in expressing themselves."

And Ashley Jordan's poem, 'Grass Roots', explains in a lovely way the reason for their name:

'Grass Roots,

Reaching down

Into nourishment

Finding their place

Securing their space

Upon the earth'

The theme of the anthology, 'Nature' is, of course, a very wide one, and there is a good range of responses, and the last poem is a two-writer collaboration! One of my personal favourites, though, was by Stephen Taylor, a wonderfully lyrical and assured poem, I thought:


'As I pass into autumn,

With its shades,

Like the moonlight

The coldness of the heart, like the winter

I long for another summer,

Like a lover waits for an embrace

To feel the warmth

Of its refreshing breath

I wait in hope, saying

I don't want to be alone tonight'


The prevailing mood of this collection is celebratory and optimistic, Spring-like in its hope.

GROW sounds like a very supportive and friendly group, and I wish it long-lasting success so I can look forward to reading many more anthologies!

By Lynne Clayton

Nov. '08







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