Dave Lordan, who read at the Sean Dunne Writers Festival a few years ago to exciting acclaim has a new collection of poetry out with Salmon Poetry – Invitation to a Sacrifice.

He is a blast of passion and good old socialist values and his work rips along part rant part chant as he knows well where to lay the blame as his opening section Surviving The Recession that includes the title poem tells so well. Irish poetry might not be ready for the prose style of Lordan as he invokes the Patron Saint of FÁS to share the pain – hurt as many people as you can.

Despite the rocking and a rolling, the anger and the blaming there is a bleak core in the title poem – that if you could save the world – if you could save someone, what would you physically do with that person?