Sofia 124

June 2017

The Necessity of Poetry

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  • Front cover image Listening robin perched on bike handlebars. Photo: Tom Livingstone
  • Back cover image John Keats Listening to a Nightingale on Hampstead Heath. Painting by Joseph Severn c. 1845 Keats House, Hampstead
  • Of Desperate Love by Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Poem by John Cornford
  • Jaunty by Martina Evans
  • The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Humanism: Simon Mapp reviews Becoming Atheist: Humanism and the Secular West by Callum G Brown
  • Ritual: Barbara Burfoot reviews Emerging Ritual in Secular Societies edited by Jeltje Gordon-Lennox
  • Fiction: Janet Seargeant reviews Cousins by Salley Vickers
  • Poetry: Kathleen McPhilemy reviews The Windows of Graceland: New and Selected Poems by Martina Evans
Regulars and Occasionals
  • Letters
  • SOF Sift by Martin Spence
  • As I Please: In Memoriam. John Pearson says let bygones be bygones