I told yiz Damo was a poet. Naaah nah nah naaah nah


Remember when Damien Dempsey was just a singer-songwriter?

damo ballymun

Neither do I, because I always thought he was a poet from day one.

But yis wouldn’t believe me, would yis?

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Well it’s official now boys and girls.

Damien Dempsey  is a poet.

Full stop.

Read it and weep.


Right here.


It takes one to know one.  And another poet has done exactly that.

A quite eminent one to boot.

Dave Lordan.


So yiz can stick that in your ipods and press play.

Not shuffle though – Jesus no –

You must  listen to the running order on each album as God (Damo) intended.

Anyway, as long as I’m proven right I’m happy. And I have been.

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See Ma? it does sometimes happen!

Mrs doyle

In summary –



And here’s a few more poets that the well-fed and funded cultural elite

won’t allow themselves call poets

that the Bogman didn’t mention –

(Just off the top of my head like)



Mark E. Smith

Mark E. Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith

John Lydon

John Lydon

Poly Syrene

Poly Styrene

Paul Heaton

Paul Heaton


Only messing with that last one. Ha.  Ha. Of course, that’s Janey Macken Street’s tax consultant.

And a great one at that. Highly recommended.

Really looks the part, don’t you think?


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