Harry Cluff

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Saturday, 23 January 2021

Poem of the week - Rabiya al-Adawiyyah of Basra

Rabiya al-Adawiyyah of Basra is one of the earliest Muslim poets whose work has survived. She is highly revered as …

By Harry Cluff



Saturday, 23 January 2021

Lost History - The Magical Night the Kremlin Bells Chimed

For those who deal in magic, the truth should never prevent a good story. Perhaps that is why accounts of …

By Harry Cluff



Saturday, 16 January 2021

Poem of the week - The Hunters in the Snow by William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams is rightly considered a colossus among the giants of modern American poetry. He is best remembered as …

By Harry Cluff



Saturday, 16 January 2021

Lost History - When Booth saved Lincoln 

The storming of Capitol Hill last week is an event that has already entered the dramatic annals of American history. …

By Harry Cluff



Saturday, 9 January 2021

Poem of the week - Room by Charlotte Mew

Charlotte Mew was a largely neglected literary figure in her own life time. She wrote through the twilight of the …

By Harry Cluff



Saturday, 19 December 2020

Poem of the week - The Journey of the Magi by TS Eliot

TS Eliot still casts a considerable shadow over modern literature. His ability to express the dissatisfaction and angst of an …

By Harry Cluff



Saturday, 19 December 2020

Lost History - The wizarding war that really happened 

You may think magic is no more than a literary device, a contrivance expertly deployed by the likes of J …

By Harry Cluff



Saturday, 12 December 2020

Poem of the week - The Starlight Night by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Every week the Reaction team intends to present a poem for the delectation of its subscribers. There are no thematic …

By Harry Cluff



Saturday, 12 December 2020

Lost history: What happened to Nana Saheb the Indian Prince who defied the British Empire?

In 1857, sepoys in Meerut revolted against their British commanders. Soon after, these insurgents reached Old Delhi and declared Bahadur …

By Harry Cluff