Kate Pullinger, winner of the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language fiction and general all round generous good Gurl. Kate was co-course leader for the M.A. in creative writing and New media in DMU, a really generous Fiction tutor, highly talented and ultra aware in the area of Digital Literature. Anyone who has the pleasure of knowing Kate will be utterly delighted that her talents have received the due recognition she deserves, I know I am. So off you go now and buy her award wining print book the mistress of nothing Its available at the incredulously cheap price of £6.00 from Amazon.
This video contains a single performance from Jinx Lennon, a Dundalk man prepared to sing and say what others, who too claim to be punk poets, will only think. Certainly in this performance he uses a word not heard very often in mainstream media.
I spent many many hours sitting beside Jinx at the same secondary school desk. He was always interested in both music and social justice / commentary even back then - approaching thirty years ago. I wish him every success he wishes for himself, I say that because, while Jinx has enjoyed national radio play with some of his songs, has even had documentaries made about him, I don't believe the flame of fame attracts Jinx - for him it's about his music and what he wants to say with it. In his own X (factor) you, way.