Harry Cochrane is a jobbing man of letters from Northumberland. When he’s not penning his own poetry, Harry’s busy reviewing other people’s verses for The Times Literary Supplement, teaching English, translating, and commenting on opera as The Florentine’s resident reviewer.
It was just in front of Nicodemus – a self-portrait from Michelangelo say art historians – and Christ below, wasted with the effort to redeem us that the text pressed itself against my thigh. What a cliché to say that my blood froze and I could compose myself to compose neither expostulation nor reply, only […]
Twenty Renaissance tapestries, depicting the Parables of Joseph, are returning to the Palazzo Vecchio after an agreement signed on Monday between Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella and President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.
An image of my lady lives insideThe church of San Michele, where her face,Her kindness and her honesty provideAsylum seekers with a moment’s grace.Thus she, when people kneedrop and draw near,Prioritises those who need her most:A milky retina turns crystal clear,A demon is evicted from its host.Her features clarified by candlelight,Her name is on the […]