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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