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A 2015 highlight for Paragram was handing Peter Taylor the twenty copies of his chapbook ‘Perspectives from an Open Heart’.

After the hard work designing and compiling this beautiful chapbook at the same time as the ‘Spotlights’ anthology, this was a very welcome celebration. A first for Paragram as well as for Peter.

As can be seen from the photograph the venue was ‘Cellar Magneval’ where we made short work of a bottle of wine and nibbles. The surroundings were welcoming and comfortable, the wine more than palatable and so this was a perfect setting.

Peter’s chapbook is packed with heartfelt and powerful poetry and was a deserving winner for our first foray into the world of small individual collections.

‘Perspectives from an Open Heart’ can be purchased from Paragram (£6 +£2.50 UK P&P) by emailing and would make a brilliant stocking filler for a discerning reader of poetry.

The official launch of the two 2015 books ‘Perspectives from an Open Heart’ and ‘Spotlights’ will be at the Poetry Café in Betterton Street, Covent Garden, the home of the Poetry Society on Friday March 4th 2016. Peter will be reading from his book as well as offering some new poems and as many poets featured in the anthology as we can muster will also be presenting their poetry. At this event Paragram will reveal details of the 2016 challenge.

With luck there will be time for an open mic and of course, there will be wine!

Exciting Paragram news can be found here…