We had an amazing double launch at the Barbican library of the Small Grass book and Frances Barry’s beautiful artworks.
The exhibition continues in the glass vitrines for the rest of the month, so catch it if you can! It really makes a difference to see the original artworks so much bigger and lovelier – you can see the incredible detail in Grass Laments the Loss of Light.
We also had four fantastic guest readers at the launch – Paul Blake, Kathryn Maris, Anna Robinson and Fawzia Kane (with a surprise guest reader) – reading to one of the loveliest audiences I’ve ever read to. We had lots of filled rye bread and we really did have bison grass vodka with wheat-grass cocktails – unbelievably grassy green but delicious! – and we were very lucky to have grass blessed by the Hindu god, Ganesh, brought from the Mahalaksmi temple in East Ham by writer Preetha Chockalingam. And, most importantly, we sold books – lots of books – and even took an order for the very, very limited (only 15 in existence and only 3 left) Special Limited Editions (only available from Stonewood Press). A great celebration of poetry, art and grassy things. Thank you everyone who came. #smallgrassfund