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Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Caravaggio My article on martyrdom down the ages – and reflections on Ukraine – published here by The Fortnightly Review in May 22. And here is my poem for Shireen Abu Akleh, a martryr in … Continue reading

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  Do you know how long ago it was that the heart Vanished at last from the face of the earth? Once it cropped up on the coins of Cyrene: Double-chambered emblem only Cupid’s dart Could ever penetrate. The last … Continue reading

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