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Monday, 16 February 2015

Kevin, the People's Poet, vote for me and I'll set you free

Rick, the People's Poet

I have been nominated by Clare Daly TD for Irish People's Poet 2015. In her nominating statement, Clare highlighted my satirical poem The Little Elections. I am one of twelve poets nominated. I am both the oldest poet nominated and the only one not to submit a video. I've always been a low tech traditionalist, me, unlike Rick, the People's Poet (pictured above). 

You can read all about the competition here. This could be my Susan Boyle moment, it really could; I've always dreamed of doing a duet with Elaine Paige

Happy Birthday, Mr President

Marilyn Monroe wished President John F. Kennedy Happy Birthday in the most memorable fashion at a Democratic Party fundraiser in Madison Square Gardens in 1962.

Our President, Michael D. Higgins, has recently been subjected to abuse from gurrier protesters. 
My 'Early Birthday Poem For President Higgins After The Abuse Hurled At Him By Gurriers' is a small attempt to undo the great injustice done to our President that dark and terrible day.