Sofia 137

September 2020


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  • Front cover image :  Patrick Hutchinson rescues a far-right disrupter of a Black Lives Matter demonstration in London.
  • Back cover image :  A small garden in Camden Town.
Poetry and Stories
  • Sonnet to Orpheus I:7 by Rainer Maria Rilke,
    translated by Martyn Crucefix
  • Skype by Martyn Crucefix
  • Canticle of the Creatures by Francis of Assisi
  • Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • Pauline Pearson reviews Bread of Life in Broken Britain: Food Banks, Faith and Neoliberalism by Charles Roding Pemberton
  • Andy Kemp reviews Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman
  • Frank Regan reviews The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor: Hearing Justice in John’s Gospel by Kathleen Rushton
  • Kathryn Southworth reviews Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017 by Helen Dunmore
Regulars and Occasionals
  • Revisiting: Martyn Crucefix revisits Rainer Maria Rilke’s ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’
  • Letters
  • As I Please: John Pearson writes about Plague – 2020 Style