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Seamus Heaney., who died in August (PA)

The late poet’s attitude to his faith goes some way to explaining why he was adored by the liberal, secular elite

Sally Read claims that she ‘didn’t write a good poem’ until she was 27. Critics compare her to Sylvia Path, but she feels closer to John Keats (Photo: Dino Ignani)

Miguel Cullen talks to Sally Read, a convert whose acclaimed poetry draws on her experiences as a psychiatric nurse in London

Catholic convert Roy Campbell was the inspiration for the Lord of the Rings character Aragorn

Joseph Pearce recalls the extraordinary life of Roy Campbell, who hid St John of the Cross’s letters from Spanish militiamen