Today's poem is "Inchadoney"
from The Boy in the Ring

Salmon Poetry

Dave Lordan was born in Derby, England, in 1975. He grew up in Clonakilty in West Cork. He took an M.A. in English Literature at University College Cork in 1998 and an M.Phil. in Creative writing at Trinity College Dublin in 2001. In 2004 he was awarded an Arts Council bursary. In 2005 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for poetry. His work has been published widely and he is a regular and popular performer of his own work. He is an experienced creative writing teacher and workshop leader.

Books by Dave Lordan: The Boy in the Ring

Other poems on the web by Dave Lordan:
"The Boy in the Ring"
"An Only Child"
"Talkin Frank O'Hara blues"

About The Boy in the Ring:

"Heartstopping lines"
—Mary O’Malley

"Compelling poetry...immediately engaging with its vivid language, energy and passion"
—Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan

"Roars like an angry staccato of poemfire, reminiscent of old Ginsberg"

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