The Ballad of Homo Politicusby Patrick Stack
The Ballad of Homo Politicus audio
This poem, whose original title was The Assassins’ Campfire Medley, was begun in the summer of 1982 while camping in Glendalough, County Wicklow, during a thunder storm with David West who helped with some lines in the second stanza. It was completed in the following weeks, and finally published in my third dual collection, “13 ::: The Tenderness of Knives” (Amethyst Dragon, 2019).
This recording was made on 08 July 2020.
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