The Wombwell Rainbow Book Review Growing Into: “Samara” by Graham Mort and Claire Jefferson

As a Growing Into review I will add to this over time as I sink into the book.

Samara cover-rotated

Growing Into

In Graham Mort’s effective words “Samara” moves from dusk to dusk. From a Fox in the headlights to a Little Egret. From one “up to no good” to “a pilgrim robed at water’s shrine”. Both disappear, one with its “brush” paints “itself/out into the dark.” The other “vanishes,/flown away to grace or drawn/down through earth’s mantle//to its molten core.” The accompanying artworks by Claire Jefferson emphasises the colour grey and silver of the Fox, Little Egret stands in grey and silver water that has a prominent dash of red.


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