This news has been in circulation for a few weeks now and it is common knowledge in international poetry circles. It would be appropriate and perhaps helpful to the cause if some of our internationally known poets spoke out publicly about this. Petition signing is not enough.
The Bogman’s Cannon appeals to Irish poets, particularly those with access to the mass media, to take a stand against the execution of a poet for his poetry.
We particularly appeal to our Poet President – Michael D Higgins to break his silence on the matter.