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Dave is so prolific and his output so diverse that it can be hard to keep up. Here are some samples of the best work he has produced across a range of disciplines.

Dr Essler’s Cocaine

Based on real events in rural Ireland in the 1930s, this Pushcart prize nominated tale concerns the last hours of a young woman in the clutches of a Nazi Cell. Not for the prudish or fainthearted.

Lost Tribe of The Wicklow Mountains

Recently covered by Christy Moore on his 2016 Album Lily, this video is an atmospheric live rendering of the well-known poem celebrating rebels and rebellions, filmed on location in the Wicklow Mountains.


Fearless was one of the poems that blew the lid off the staid and sleepy world of Irish poetry back in the early noughties and opened the way for the spoken word revolution, a popular favourite that Dave has performed live all over the world, shocking audiences as much as it has thrilled them.

Outside of all Curriculums

As well as working in numerous schools, libraries  and festivals with teenagers, Dave runs the famed Dublin Young Authors school for talented literary teens in partnership with the Big Smoke Writing factory. Here he talks about how to get the creative best out of young people.

Fertility Poem

Strolling around his housing estate one day with his young daughter, Dave came across graffiti of the Word Cunt. This is how he responded when his four year old asked him what it meant.

All Remaining Passengers

Fragment of an hour long Radio Art piece by Bernard Clarke based on Dave’s long poem Memwar. Like nothing you have ever heard before, believe it.

Because I Am Human

In 2012 Dave’s Mom Mary Lordan asked him to write a poem for a young relative who was being bullied. This was his response - now used as anti-bullying resource in schools and community orgs throughout the world.




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writer . performer . editor . educator...

writer . performer . editor . educator...