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A little late to the party there, aren't you, Professor?

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Posted by robotslave | December 6, 2006 2:41 PM

U2 sucks and doesn´t touch Irish poetry - they´re a bus it (we?) never saw go by. Irish poetry in English over there seems to be giving way to Irish poetry in Irish. Meanwhile, forget U2 - nothing can escape the transformative influence of hiphop. Shit, now I´m sounding like Charles.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | December 6, 2006 3:28 PM

Take a deep breath, Charles. Yeah, we know Bono is a thieving opportunist. No one cares about that, though. The volumes of Auden and Yates are still safe on our shelves.

Posted by snarkly | December 6, 2006 5:19 PM

Charles, you do realize that Seamus Heaney is Irish and still writing? Not to mention Nuala Ni Dhomnaill, Gabriel Rosenstock, and Liam O Muirthile. No matter where you stand on Bono's writing ability, you can hardly say that Irish poetry isn't in excellent form.

Posted by Megan | December 6, 2006 7:00 PM

I'm sorry, Heraclitus, I don't really get the point. Could you explain the riddle?

Posted by Mokawi | December 6, 2006 7:19 PM

Megan in #4.
I love that your name is Megan.

Posted by The Real LeBron James | December 7, 2006 8:26 AM

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