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world book night 2021
The herbarium world book night 2021
The herbarium world book night 2021
‘With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?’
         Oscar Wilde, De Profundis and Other Prison Writings, Penguin Classics, 2013

This year United Artists for World Book Night invited participants to search for flowers in a book or poem.
The text could have a flowery title, be about flowers or the mention of flowers, perhaps even prompting a
 new artist’s book to be made. Artists were requested to respond to their chosen flowery words by creating
                     and sending a physical flower, for exhibition and a floral exchange.

   We also asked our artists to make a note of the title author, publisher and date of the work that had
   inspired them, which in turn has created a bibliography of flowers for the catalogue of the project,
                                           The Herbarium.

The size of the work was specified to be less than 8 x 8 x 2cm, with no organic materials, but the brief was
      otherwise wide – paper, fabric, collage, drawn, printed, text-based, painted, photographic etc.

  The response has been excellent, 141 artists from fifteen countries have sent 168 flowers. Blooms have
arrived from: Australia, Denmark, England, the Kingdom of Fife, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Nepal,
 The Netherlands, Scotland, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Singapore, Sweden, & the United American
                             states of Indiana, Pennsylvania & California.

The language of flowers flourished in the Victorian era, but it largely died out with the mores of the time,
and is now mainly spoken by florists. The red rose still stands for passionate love, and the poppy is linked
 with remembrance of war. Chrysanthemums are a symbol of a long and happy life in Asia, but should
       never be given as a gift in France where they are reserved for the floral tributes of a funeral.

 Although critics have panned Georgia O’Keefe for her reminders that plants use their flowers to attract
  the birds and the bees, humans are also attracted to flowers. They are powerful signifiers of emotion,
 carrying sensuous memories of colour, perfume and touch. We cultivate them in our gardens, and use
                  them to punctuate and accompany the major times of life and death.

 We are delighted that the acclaimed poet, writer and artist’s book maker Nancy Campbell accepted our
 commission to write for this project. Nancy’s beautiful poems have been hand-set and letterpress printed
   to make a very special keepsake that will be included with the postal exchange of flowers when the
                                            exhibition finishes.

 Blue skies and sunshine in April remind us that spring is a season of renewal and hope. Our flowers now
   are ready to leave the potting shed and the collection will be on display in the greenhouse vitrines of
                        Bower Ashton Library, from 23rd April to 23rd May 2021.

   The library is currently not open to the public, so we are sharing the flowers in this online catalogue
                             available to the public and our fellow gardeners.

          United Artists for World Book Night 2021 ~ The Herbarium has been organised by
                            Sarah Bodman and Linda Parr. Text by Linda Parr
The herbarium world book night 2021
Qiling Xu: ‘Little Plum Blossom of Hill Garden’, Lin Bu          Angelique Santos: The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson
Zhejiang Collected Poems, Ancient Books Publishing House, 1986   Burnett, HarperCollins, 2010

Claire B. Marcus: A Child’s Garden of Verses, Robert Louis       Ming Lee So: ‘Tulips’, Syliva Plath, Collected Poems,
Stevenson, M. A. Donohue, 1916                                   HarperCollins, 1981

Ahlrich van Ohlen: Wilde Iris, Louise Glück, Sammlung            Kirsten Dietrich: The Land, Vita Sackville-West,
Luchterhand, 2008                                                William Heinemann, 1926
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Kirsten Dietrich: The Land, Vita Sackville-West,              Gin Saunders: The Language of Flowers, Mrs L. Burkes,
William Heinemann, 1926                                       Hugh Evelyn Ltd, 1963

Noriko Suzuki-Bosco: The Orchid Thief, Susan Orlean,          David Dellafiora: Notre-Dame-Des-Fleurs, Jean Genet,
Vintage, 2000                                                 Marc Barbezat, 1943

Sigrid Ehemann: Flowers and Nature. Netherlandish Flower       Linda Parr: The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio,
Painting of Four Centuries, Sam Segal, SDU Publishers, 1990    Penguin Books, 1972
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Ahlrich van Ohlen: Novalis, Heinrich von Ofterdingen,      Kirsten Dietrich: The Land, Vita Sackville-West,
Aufbau-Verlag Berlin, 1983                                 William Heinemann, 1926

Cheuk Chi Chan: ‘Butterfly and Flower’ BoMai, 2006         Ben Jenner: When We Were Very Young, A. A. Milne,
                                                           Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1924.

Margaret Burraston: The Botanist’s Daughter, Kayte Nunn,   Kirsten Dietrich: The Land, Vita Sackville-West,
Orion Publishing Co, 2019                                  William Heinemann, 1926
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Tsz Wing Chan: Have You Ever Seen a Flower?, Shawn      Su Fahy: ‘To a Mountain Daisy’ Poetical Works,
Harris, Chronicle Books, 2021                           Robert Burns, Collins, c.1940

Elaine Knight: Les Fleurs du Mal, Charles Baudelaire,   Sonia Leggett: Snake’s Head Fritillary, North Meadow
John E. Tidball, 2018                                   Nature Reserve, Wiltshire, UK, artist’s book, 2016

Kam Lun Chan: ‘Devil’s Snare’, Gina Rush, 2014          Brooke Koven: An Island Garden, Celia Thaxter,
                                                        Houghton Mufflin, 1894
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Gwen Simpson: ‘Darling Buds of May’ William Shakespeare,    Hiu Man Chan: No Rain, No Flowers, Karon Dextra,
English Verse Vol 1, Oxford University Press, 1952          Readersmagnet LLC, 2021

           Cathey Webb: This is Yarrow,                           Ahlrich van Ohlen: ‘Die Blaue Blume’,
           Tara Bergin, Carcanet Press, 2013                      Joseph von Eichendorff, 1818

Julie Blankenship: The Vagabond, Colette,                  Lizzie Field: Botanicum, Kathy Wills & Katie Scott,
Penguin Classics, 1995                                     Big Picture Press, 2016
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Ahlrich van Ohlen: ‘The Hill We Climb’, Amanda     Wing Yu Chan: ‘Like a flower in the desert’, Christy
Gorman, poem for USA inauguration 2021             Ann Martine, 2019

Zelda Velika: Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton,     Janet Allsebrook: The Book of Nonsense, Edward Lear,
Alfred A. Knopf, 1988                              The Folio Society, 2002

Margaret Burraston: Travels with My Aunt, Graham   Siu Hang Chung: Dark of the Moon, John Sandford,
Greene, Penguin, 2004                              G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007
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Janet Allsebrook: The Book of Nonsense, Edward Lear,          Kai Tin Cheng: What’s Inside A Flower? And Other Questions
The Folio Society, 2002                                       About Science & Nature, Rachel Ignotofsky, Crown Books, 2021

Lis Evans: ‘Primrose’, The Complete Book of Flower Fairies,   Brooke Koven: For a Flower Album, Colette,
C. M. Barker, Frederick Warne, 1996                           David McKay Company, 1960

Man Yi Cheung: Fresh Water for Flowers: A Novel, Valérie      Elizabeth Dymond: ‘White into White’, Sujita Hisajo,
Perrin, Europa Editions, 2020                                 World Haiku Review, 2001
Ka Him Chiu: ‘Mutability - The Flower That Smiles              Sue Vallance: Bread Cement Cactus, Annie Zaidi,
Today’, Shelley, The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley,   Cambridge University Press, 2020
Volume 4 (1839)

Sarah Bodman: Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel             Chan Yu Sing: Welcome Flower Child: The Magic of Your
Garcia Márquez, Alfred A. Knopf, 1988                          Birth Flower, Brigette Barrager, Random House. 2021

                                                               Chung Chau Cheung: Cool Flowers: How to Grow and Enjoy
   Ahlrich van Ohlen: Jahreszeitenblume / Seasons Flower,
                                                               Long-Blooming Hardy Annual Flowers Using Cool Weather
   artist’s book, Ahlrich van Ohlen 2021
                                                               Techniques, Lisa Mason Ziegler, St. Lynn’s Press, 2014
Elena Zeppou: Perfume - The Story of a Murderer,             Charlotte Hall: The Hot House Flower, Lucinda Riley,
Patrick Süskind, Penguin Books, 1987                         Penguin Books, 2010

Danielle Cossey: Virgil: The Eclogues, translated by A. S.   Chris Ruston: ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, John Keats,
Kline, 2001                                                  Oxford Press, 1819

Alison Raybould: ‘Weeds’, Sea To The West, Norman            Rosemary Everett: Life in the Garden, Penelope Lively,
Nicholson, Faber & Faber, 1981                               Penguin, 2018
Chak Kuen Wong: Wildflowers: A Guide to Identifying           Sharon Hall Shipp: Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury,
the Wildflowers in the Wine Country of Northern California,   Corgi Books, 1965
Barbara R. Haddon, 2020

Sarah Bodman: The Blind Man’s Garden, Nadeem Aslam,           Tanya Hardy: ‘Heirloom’, Kathleen Raine, The Bloodaxe
Vintage Books, 2013                                           Book of Contemporary Woman Poets, ed. Jeni Couzyn, 1985

Tsz Ho Fong: The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser, 1590           Kam Ping Yu: Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover
                                                               the Cost of Saving a Life, Katherine E. Standefer, Little,
                                                               Brown Spark, 2020
Sarah Bodman: Dance, Dance, Dance, Haruki Murakami,      Chrystal Cherniwchan: The Chernobyl Herbarium:
Vintage, 2002                                            Fragments of an Exploded Consciousness, Michael Marder &
                                                         Anaïs Tondeur, Open Humanities Press, 2016

                                                          Jil Fairclough: ‘The Rose’, William Carlos Williams Selected
                                                          Poems, Penguin Books 1976

Ching Ping Ivy Fung: The Language of Flowers: A Novel,
Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine Books, 2012

Bindu Adhikary: ‘The Rose is My Favourite Flower,’       Lynette Willoughby: The Bluebell Wood, Kelly Knight,
In the Realm of The Mind, Bishwa Basnet, 1991            Austin Macauley Publishers, 2018
Wai Ho Fong: ‘A Red, Red Rose’, Robert Burns, 1794       Carolyn Wing: The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, Penguin
                                                         Books, 1992

Richard Shipp: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-   Constanze Kreiser: ‘Tulips’, Collected Poems, Sylvia Plath,
Moon Marigolds, Paul Zindel, Harper & Row, 1971          Harper Collins, 1992

Catherine Polley: The Enchanted April, Elizabeth Von     Constanze Kreiser: Wilde Iris, Louise Glück, Sammlung
Arnim, Vintage, 1922                                     Luchterhand, 2008
Su Bovington: ‘Lathyrus’, British and Foreign Flowering    Eva Hejdström: ‘Auguries of Innocence’, Pickering
Plants and Ferns, Anna Atkins, 1853/54                     Manuscripts, William Blake, 1863

Wing Ki Ho: Seven Wings and the Bleeding Twin Flowers,    Ella Budd: Reader’s Digest Family Guide to Nature: Answers to 1001
T. K. Francisco, Credo House Publishing, 2011             Questions, Richard L. Scheffel, Reader’s Digest Services, 1984

Sara Elgerot: ‘The Last Flower of Autumn’, Poems,         Nga Ting Ip: Beauty and the Beast, Gabrielle-Suzanne de
Edith Södergran, Holger Schildts förlag, 1916             Villeneuve, 1756
Jessica Ho: The Story of Rose, Hi Shu, Cosmos Books,   Lynn Pilling: ‘Thistles’, Ted Hughes: Poems selected by Simon
2008                                                   Armitage, Faber & Faber, 2000

Roy Willingham: ‘Our Sea-walled Garden’, Richard II,
William Shakespeare, Andrew Wise, 1597

                                                       Isabella Meregote: The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-
                                                       Exupéry, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943

Corinne Welch: ‘A Tale’, Collected Poems, Edward
Thomas, Faber & Faber, 1974
Eva Hejdström: ‘Auguries of Innocence’, Pickering
Manuscripts, William Blake, 1863

Sarah Bradicich: The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson
Burnett, William Heinemann, 1911

                                                      Yan Tung Kwong: The People Look Like Flowers At Last,
                                                      Charles Bukowski, Ecco, 2014

         Yiran Gao: ‘I Watched a Rosebud’,
         Christina Rosetti, Macmillan, 1879
Mike Clements: Green Manuring - Principles and Practice,   Maria White: Morning Glory, Alan Spence, Lucina
Dr. Adrian J. Pieters, Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1927           Prestige (Ed.), Elizabeth Blackadder (Illustrator)
                                                           Renaissance Press, 2011

Sin Yu Kwok: The Iron Flower, Laurie Forest, Harlequin,        Bernd W Plake: Flower Fairies of the Garden,
2018                                                           Cicely Mary Barker, Blackie & Son Ltd, 1974

Niamh Fahy: Station Island, Seamus Heaney,                 Eva Hejdström: ‘Auguries of Innocence’, Pickering
Faber & Faber, 1984                                        Manuscripts, William Blake, 1863
Hiu Ting Lai: The Champa Flower, Rabindranath Tagore,   Anne Bossenbroek: Fleurs de Rouille (Rust Flowers), artist’s
Katha Books, 2012                                       book, Anne Bossenbroek-Bouchard, 2021

Philippa Wood: ‘Sunflower and chives’, Companion        Tamar MacLellan: ‘Lavender and leeks’, Companion
Planting, Richard Bird, Quarto Publishing Plc, 1990     Planting, Richard Bird, Quarto Publishing Plc, 1990

Hei Yu Wong: Launch-Zing, Floret Farm’s Discovering     Rosie Ingrey: One Hundred Poems from The Japanese,
Dahlias, Erin Benzakein, Chronicle Books, 2021          Kenneth Rexroth, New Directions, 1964
Eva Hejdström: ‘Auguries of Innocence’, Pickering    Hui Sze Lau: Paper Flower Art, Jessie Chui, GMC
Manuscripts, William Blake, 1863                     Publications, 2020

Ka Man Lam: ‘Lilacs in the valley’, Chia-Tung Lee,   Lucie Graham-Smith: ‘Forgive my hat’, The Garden
                                                     Party and Selected Short Stories, Katherine Mansfield,
                                                     Oxford University Press, 2008

Eduardo Garcia: Flores Mensajeras, Eduardo Garcia,   Mei Yin Lai: Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes, Harcourt,
Ediciones Fruta Bomba, February 2021                 2004
Judy Rodrigues: The Magic Wreath of Hidden Flowers,        Yee Ting Wong: Flowers in the Dark, Sister Dang Nghiem,
Grace Aguilar, W.H. Mason, 1835                            Parallax Press, 2021

Prerna Chandiramani: ‘A Mere Flower’, Stray Birds,         Ying Nam Lau: A Life Without Flowers, Marci Bolden,
Rabindranath Tagore, The Macmillan Company, 1917           Pink Sand Press, 2020

Kei Tung Tang: All the Flowers in Paris: A Novel, Random   Ka Yan Lee: Crepe Paper Flowers: The Beginner’s Guide
House, 2019                                                to Making and Arranging Beautiful Blooms, Lia Griffith,
                                                           Clarkson Potter, 2018
Barbara A. Morton: ‘Haiku from Origami’, Barbara A.    Wing Ki Yuen: Hope for the Flowers, Trina Paulus,
Morton, Entropie Books, 2016                           Paulist Press 1973

Yijia Bai: ‘My Butterfly’, Robert Frost, The World’s   Ho Yan Lo: ‘wildflowers’, Gaby Comprés, 2016
Poetry Archive, 1894

Edmund Chia: What A Rose, Edmund Chia, 2021            Hiu Kwan Yu: Flowers: Creative Design, James L. Johnson
                                                       Jr, San Jacinto Publishing Co., 2001
Ka Lee Lip: ‘The Language of Flowers’, Zhou Dunyi,    Wai Man Yau: ‘The Rose that grew from Concrete’,
n.d.                                                  Tupac Shakur, 2009

Anwyl Cooper-Willis: Nonsense Botany, Edward Lear,     Theo Wood: Winter Flowering Plants, Arthur Osborn,
Warne and Co., 1877                                    Ward Lock & Co, 1948

Clare Carswell: Launch-Zing, Clare Carswell, Oolith   Chin Hei Liu: Everlastings: How to Grow, Harvest and Create
Press, 2021                                           with Dried Flowers, Bex Partridge, Hardie Grant, 2020
Sarah Wootton: ‘The Georgics’, Virgil, 29BC                Lynette Willoughby: The Colour Fuschia, Celie Adam,
                                                           Alphonso House, 2021

          Sumi Perera: Dandelion Wine,                     Cheuk Yan Yu: Flowers in the Gutter, K. R. Gaddy, Dutton
          Ray Bradbury, Doubleday, 1957                    Books, 2020

Jean Hathaway: ’Violets, Eeyore’ from Rabbit’s Busy Day,   Anna Juchnowicz: Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, Georges
The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne, Methuen, 1928       Perec, Ed & trans John Sturrock, Penguin Classics, 2008
Sally Chinea: A Garden to Dye For, Chris McLaughlin,      Anwyl Cooper-Willis: Nonsense Botany, Edward Lear,
St Lynn’s Press, 2014                                     Warne and Co., 1877

Ka Wai Sung: A Year Full of Flowers, Sarah Raven,         Corinne: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll,
Bloomsbury, 2021                                          Macmillan, 1865

Kathryn Poole: ‘The Crocus’, Norman Nicholson; Poets of   Siu Ho Lo: ‘Plant Healing Words’, Alexandra Vasiliu,
Our Time, compiled by F. E. S. Finn, John Murray, 1973    2021
Andrea Robinson: ‘The Flower Girls: Shirley Poppy’,              Andrea Robinson: ‘The Flower Girls: Crocus Lily’,
Lily Poppy Poppy Rose: a short guide to the flowers of Lambeth   The Observer’s Book of Common Flowers, compiled by
artist’s book, Andrea Robinson, 2016                             Arthur King Frederick Warner & Co. Ltd, 1957

   Anwyl Cooper-Willis: Nonsense Botany, Edward Lear,            Lok Yi Ma: The Language of Flowers: A Novel,
   Warne and Co., 1877                                           Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Ballantine Books, 2012

   Hiu Tung Ming: The Land Gardeners, Bridget Elworthy,          Cho Tik Wong: ‘Dead Dandelions’, Collette Wilson,
   Thames & Hudson, 2020                                         2012
Jude Maguire: The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of    Anwyl Cooper-Willis: Nonsense Botany, Edward Lear,
 Alexander Von Humboldt, Andrea Wulf, John Murray, 2016      Warne and Co., 1877

Hoi Ting Ng: ‘Windflowers’, Seals & Crofts, 1974            Gen Harrison: Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift, Dean &
                                                            Co, 1971

       Elizabeth Willow: Our Vanishing Wildflowers,         Nga Yan Ng: ‘Gardenia jasminoides’ Rene Liu,
       Henry S. Salt, Watts & Co., 1928                     1995
Rachel Marsh: The Bedlam Stacks, Natasha Pulley,
Bloomsbury, New York, 2017

Jill Lauriston: ‘in time of daffodils’, 95 poems by
ee cummings, Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1958

                                                      Ka Ching Lo: ‘Physics of Love’ Kim Inwook, 2016

Yin Yin Sin: The Art of Pressed Flowers and Leaves,
Jennie Ashmore, Batsford, 2019
Karen F. Pierce: The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco,         Jane Cradock-Watson: ‘The Black Magnolia’, The Wild
Martin Secker & Warburg, 1983                               Cherry Tree, H. E. Bates, Penguin Books, 1968

Heather Chou: ‘Ione’, The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence   Ka Yan Yuen: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel,
Dunbar, Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1913                       Lisa See, Random House, 2009

Andrea Hill: Lockdown Flower, Andrea Hill, 2021             Tsz Shan Lau: Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: A Visual Encyclopedia
                                                            of the Plant Kingdom, DK / Smithsonian Institution, 2019
Anwyl Cooper-Willis: Nonsense Botany, Edward Lear,   Sylee Gore: ‘Impossible Bouquet: Berlin 2021, Paperwork
Warne and Co., 1877                                  and the Will of Capital, Taryn Simon, 2015

Ka Yan Law: ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’,          Ka Yan Law: ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’,
William Wordsworth, 1802                             William Wordsworth, 1802

 Pauline Lamont-Fisher: ‘The Bee Meeting’ Ariel,     Kate Bernstein: The Beckoning Lady, Margery Allingham,
 Sylvia Plath, Faber & Faber, 1965                   Hogarth Crime, 1987
                          Hamamelis virginiana

           As smoke will rise from a candle only after the flame dies
          so a branch must be cut from the bush before it finds water
 in the frozen earth. When clouds are heavy with snow, a revolution occurs:
      flower outstrips leaf, little sparks spilling and curling from the burl’
               blazing at the same moment the black seeds burst.

                           Nasturtium officinale

How to tell one shadow from another underwater – cool leaves like coins cast
   deep in dappled river – how to know florets from spots of sunlight?
   Hollow stems plaited and knotted with water, like pattern of thought
     or weather. How is it not the river I bundle into bags? Old herb,
        farmed longer than any other, green fire to burn the tongue
                 and bolster the blood that flows through us.

                           Achillea millefolium

           Call it wound-wort, when rust scraped from the sword
            becomes a blossom to heal the cut the blade made,
       or thousand-seal, flowers within flowers small as stars or cells.
         Test pollen to date a tomb, scatter stalks to tell the future.
                Under the pillow it brings a night of dreams
           or seven years of love. Call it Plumajillo, little feather –
        the fronds found everywhere, even lining the starling’s nest

                            World Book Night
                         © Nancy Campbell 2021
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