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In Memoriam: Thomas Ország-Land d. 2018

I am sad to have to record the death of Thomas Ország-Land, a frequent and valued contributor to this magazine. Indeed, his poem dedicated to his son, David, in the last issue (No.82, re-printed below), although I did not realised it at the time, could stand as a final valediction. A Hungarian, moving between London ...

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Editorial, Pennine Platform No. 83

The epigraph on the cover of this magazine is “poetry on the page… speaking in your mind’s ear.” Some people are quite clear that they hear internally what they are reading, while others (usually those who read for functional purposes only) don’t recognise this experience (it is thought, because they don’t pay attention to it). ...

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Editorial, Pennine Platform No. 82

We live in an age of human rights – it seems, sometimes, as if everybody is trumping common sense by claiming a human right. For example, claiming rights to a family life trumps public safety in many cases of deportation. However, it’s not all negative. Stephen Pinker cites the ‘human rights revolution’ as one of ...