Book Club: Pity for the Wicked

The first of our three featured books this month is Brian Lynch’s long poem, Pity for the Wicked. He uses the simplest of rhyme schemes to underscore the banality and the horror of ‘political’ murder in Northern Ireland. It’s a relatively short read compared to the other two featured books (The Pope’s Children and Reading in the Dark). Read along with us and join in the discussion when we review the all three by podcast at the end of month. If you don’t already have a copy, you can order a copy from Read Ireland or directly from the poet himself. €15 or £10 covers postage.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty