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Song of Barbed Wire

 I’ve heard the red deer of Eastern Europe climb with their fawns up rocky hills to graze on poor patches of grass rather than go down to...

Some Versions of Pastoral

A review of Rowan Williams's latest poetry collection

Killers of The King by Charles Spencer

Charles Spencer has written an essay on the execution of Charles I

By the Rim of an Ancient Well

(after Georg Trakl)The meaning of water is dark; the night has a broken brow. Footsteps fall in the ancient park by the sycamore’s rustling bough.Chamber music on...

Sebastian Barker: ‘A Glass That’s Rubbed Enough To Sing’

I saw too little of Sebastian Barker. Our paths crossed every so often – at a lecture, a poetry reading or a party, at...

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