The support for of Gemma O’Doherty, and by extension the attack on a free press is impressive. But we need to do much more. Are you continuing to share the Guardian post, is there any group or friend you can share with ? Maybe everyone should try to share with ten friends at home and abroad. This is surely an issue of importance for poets as it threatens the right to freedom of expression yet I am quite surprised to see that some prominent poets, who are well aware of what is going on, are keeping silent. WAKE UP , this is about you too. What has Poetry Ireland to say about it ? And we note the Beckettian silence of those who have been flaunting themselves as ‚ public intellectuals‘ in recent times. Where are you now when you are needed ? Has a column or two in the Independent bought you off ?
Worum es geht?