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Monday 11 December 2017

Bohemians are planning pure poetry this season

If a football club was to appoint a Poet-in-Residence then surely, on name alone, Bohemian FC would be poised to make the perfect match.

Bohemian and poetry go together like Baudelaire and decadence and conjure up images of English beat poet Michael Horovitz compiling the early 1970s epic The Woverhampton Wanderer.

So the appointment of Lewis Kenny as Poet-in-Residence in Bohs' 125th anniversary year presents an exciting challenge for the man who wrote "I remember the war chants of Dalymount Park" in his poem Cabra, which featured on RTé's The Works.

Football and poetry have come a long way from when classical scholar AE Housman wrote "Is my team still ploughing…" Although I suppose Bohs fans will reckon anything's better than the old, "All I've got's my sunny afternoon, in a Milltown Shed."

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