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ON LAW AND CRIMELAW #pride #transpride #pro-choice #supremecourtmyarse #freedom

The purpose of law must be to protect and increase the greatest freedom for the greatest number. It is criminal to attack, undermine, roll-back such law. Any law which restricts the freedom of the individual’s body, mind, or soul is an attack on all individuals, an attack on the freedom of the greatest possible number. […]

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THE FALL OF DUBLIN

For decades Ireland was always on the highly recommended list for international tourism guide books like Lonely Planet. Now Lonely Planet is telling it like it is about Dublin – overpriced, dirty, dangerous, and especially dangerous for women, people of colour, LGBTQIA, who are all disproportionately affected by random attacks. Wouldn’t you be mad in […]

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LITERARY MENTORING – WHAT’S THE STORY?

“Your Merlin – Dave Lordan – the teacher, word-wizard, mentor and friend who will change your life” The Irish Times With the literary scene, Mentoring is the contemporary form for the ancient practice of bardic apprenticeship, whereby more experienced writers work with less experienced writers in a tailored, encouraging way to improve the latter’s practice. […]

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Cannabis. My 4/20 Manifesto!

I am for immediate legalisation & for a combination of nationalised & grant aided small-scale private & local producers, to ramp up cannabis production in Ireland, making prority use of marginal land in depressed rural areas. This will keep families on the land in vital areas for the conservation of our rural heritage, & provide […]

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MEETING AT THE WAKE

MEETING AT THE WAKE from BACK TO NORMAL, the new joint poetry collection from Dave Lordan & Karl Parkinson. Limited print run. Signed Copies available on request – €15 euro pnp. DM or email dlordan@hotmail.com Launch in The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin kicking off at 8pm on Fri March 11th, with special guests & noble call. […]

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NORMAL NEWSDAY

Click on photo to see the whole poem. Normal Newsday, from BACK TO NORMAL the new joint poetry collection from Dave Lordan & Karl Parkinson. Limited print run. Signed Copies available on request – €15 euro pnp, DM or email dlordan@hotmail.com Launch in The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin kicking off at 8pm on Fri March 11th, […]

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ONWARDS CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!!!! UPON THE GLORY OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES #borderbattle #onwardchristiansoldiers

Congratulations to the Glorious Armed Forces of The Christian Nation of Poland. Yesterday they managed to defeat starving, unarmed men, women, & above all children who had been stampeded at them in the manner of an ancient buffalo hunt by the equally glorious & honourable Armed Forces of The Even More Christian Nation of Byelorussia. […]

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RECENT WRITINGS ROUND-UP

Christy Moore – Chief of All The Bards – second installment of the ongoing DeBarras Folk Club Oral History Project featuring the voices of musicians, crew, & audience. https://bit.ly/3BRC47R Optimist of The Pessimists – a blackly comic thought-experiment riffing on climate/extinction denial. Published thanks to political editor Poet Kevin Higgins by the new experimental press […]

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SKIP/REPEAT #witchcraft #dublinspooks #urbandivils #ghostpopes #halloweentales

Dear Community, Really sorry I haven’t updated this last while. Not because I didn’t want to share with you but because, for once, I went through a period where nothing extraordinary happened to me, or near me, to tell you about. The munDane of our lives we should keep to ourselves, right? Else language would […]

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Dave Lordan: Consoling Angel

And so he was quiet, & that very night, As Tom was a-sleeping he had such a sight! That thousands of sweepers, Dick, Joe, Ned, & Jack, Were all of them lock’d up in coffins of black; And by came an Angel who had a bright key, And he open’d the coffins & set them […]

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NOTES ON ALIENS #UAP #ufo #alien

The decision by the CIA & Pentagon to publicly release some of their UFO footage has finally & absolutely convinced me that UFO’s do not exist and that humans are very probably the sole conscious species in our Galaxy. Why is conscious life so rare? Countless barriers exist to the development of conscious life in […]

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SOCIALISM AND COLLAPSE

I’m a middle-aged man born nearly 50 years ago who has been a socialist since my early teens. So I’m about a quarter the age of socialism itself. I have a lot of rural rebel heritage. Lordan’s played an important role in the Irish revolution’s most successful flying column – The 3rd West Cork Brigade, […]

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AN ARTIST’S PLEDGE TO BOYCOTT ISRAEL #standupforsally #BoycottApartheid #sallyrooney

I am proud to be among the many Irish and Ireland-based artists from across creative disciplines who have chosen to publicly support the growing campaign of boycott against apartheid Israel. Compared to the imprisoned Palestinian people themselves and to those taking part in flotillas and other perilous anti-apartheid activities in Palestine our contribution and risk […]

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ON MY FAILURE AS A NOVELIST

I wrote a novel once, back in 2009, when I lived in Mantova in Northern Italy. I had to do it to find out if i could write them, if i was a novelist as well as a poet. It took 9 months, maybe ten months, solid writing, maybe 20 hrs a week on avg. […]

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Medium e-book #poetry #freebook

Please find above e-book version of my latest collection Medium. Free to download but donations appreciated and you can send money here: paypal.me/DaveLordan  Small number of signed, limited run hardcopies available – dlordan@hotmail.com Audiobook at xmas For permissions e-mail dlordan@hotmail.com

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Creativity Update #poetry #memoir #drama #documentary #song

Medium, my collection published by Frontline Press over the summer, has sold out its print run, aside from a couple of dozen held back for readings. Thanks everybody who bought it! E-book up this week. An audio version coming soon. In the meantime check-out my many audiobooks here: https://davelordan.bandcamp.com Frontline Press’s next project will be […]

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CHARITY NO MORE? THE PREDICAMENT OF SAINT ANTHONY FLYNN #Anthonyflynn

Over the years I have done hundreds of free gigs for left-wing orgs, homeless charities including serial rapist Anthony Flynn’s ICHH, campaign groups, squats, occupations etc, and roped dozens of other poets into doing same. I’ve done free gigs for trots, tankies, anarchists, republicans, ecosocialists. The whole lot, because I support the working class left […]

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SAVE YOUR TEARS FOR TMROS ATROCITIES INSTEAD #9eleven #September11

20 years after September 11th, it is becoming clearer than ever that the attacks were a huge strategic success for Al-Qaeda. They spectacularly accelerated both the decline of America power in the wide-world, and the political polarisation within the US itself. Two decades of bloody defeats in Iraq & Afghanistan has shown the world that […]

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THE RUBBERNECKERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD #WallyTheWalrus #westcork #climatecatastrophe

The Arctic dissolves, quicker and quicker, in the human heatwave, hotter and hotter. This is a catastrophe for Arctic animals before it is one for humans, the last of the animals, the most animal animal of them all. As a result, an Arctic walrus, hu-named Wally, loses its bearings, and turns up in West Cork, […]

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THE MOVING STATUES AND THE MIRACLE OF THE CHIP VAN #virginmary #feastoftheassumption

If there’s one thing miracles are good for, it’s business. Without miracles, the likes of Knock, Fatima, & Lourdes would be run-down small towns at best. Perhaps they would have disappeared altogether, as many similiar little places have over the centuries – when they had no miracles to keep them going. Instead, they are popular […]

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WITH FFG IN FOR THE LONG HAUL, WHAT NOW FOR THE LEFT?

Last week the Irish Government, through the office of the Attorney General, changed the law retrospectively in order to get its second-in-command, already under criminal investigation for corruption, off the hook. Whatever moral authority FFG had left has now vanished. We are clearly ruled by criminals and criminal accomplices. But their political control of the […]

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