From the back cover:
Pleasure-in-relating is Susan Groves’ first work, a culmination of many years of reflection. It spans her life in South Africa and time spent in England while weaving together her deep appreciation of the Buddhist and Christian traditions. Her training and experience in Core Process Psychotherapy is evident in her sensitivity to herself and those whose stories she shares. Her love for Africa serves as an undertone which is present throughout her collection.
Groves achieves an exquisite balance between words and silence. It is a feeling akin to a tai chi artist’s slow and considered, yet light, sure-footedness …. She turns the words inside out for us to experience the innate silence within each, and in turn inspires deep listening.
Poetry Writer, Performer and Developer
This thin (86 pages) books contain 58 ‘poems’ that are wonderfully accessible and yet also thought provoking.
Mantis journal Autumn 2014