I have been invited to read a poem at the opening of the Labour Party Conference this evening at the INEC in Killarney.
Friday, 27 February 2015
Monday, 16 February 2015
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).
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.