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Peter Hitchens. Fair to say, a bit like Marmite. Some love him, others loathe him.
Whilst I was undoubtedly a much bigger fan of his elder brother, the late and quite brilliant Christopher Hitchens, I can’t help but find the eloquence, passion and insight Peter has within his arsenal to defend his often controversial and anti-political correctness points of view as quite endearing. 1,028 more words
At some point last year after I had written a review-blog about a recently published book of verse about which I was not especially ecstatic I was accused by a friend of the author of being one of those critics who refer to other poets whilst ostensibly focusing upon the subject of the review. 538 more words
Here is another poem by A. E. Housman which is in my personal store of poems to fall back on. As ever, what I know of his life is hard to separate from his poetry and in this poem his sense of injustice at the view of homosexuality held by society at large, influenced by an intolerant church, is to the fore. 198 more words