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The recreation of a defensive barricade in Aleppo, Syria erected last year at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Berlin Aleppo

I’m a Dublin dog
Barking mad
The sky ripped with Chinese explosion
I’m a cat in Idlib
howling at the bloody moon
crisscrossed by irate fighter
I am a Raqqa rat
Loving it!
Glad we stayed
Unlike Aleppo foxes scuttling away
Some now thinking of return
We hear
But to what?
Fleeing over greedy land, heartless sea, bitter border guard and always the indiscriminate baton
Walking
Walking
Walking
Spittle
Anger
Suspicion
The chorus:
”Fuck off home’
Home
Home?
Angry spitting crowds bearing batons.
Cowering, why why enough enough
Others came with care and clothing
To be fair
And we were suspicious
cos they sought nothing in return.
Suspicious of kindness
But not far the noise, the noise
‘FUCK OFF HOME’ they roared
Home
Home?
‘Where is my home? Do I have a home?’ my friend asked.
Then he went into the trees
Into the silence
Then in the quiet of night
A small window lured him
Into the still grand life of Berlin’s fabled Pergamon
There inside:
Aleppo
Aleppo
Ancient Aleppo
Before the dust
In all its quirky courtyard beauty
Aleppo
before the mosaic of madness
Aleppo
My dusty ruined friend
Aleppo
Here you are now .
Here we are now.
Both you and I together at last
at this forbidden time
This city that knows the destruction of ours.
I lie down and weep.
Amongst our pristine beauty
My roars, my tears, my howls, my art, my city, my country!
Roar as alarms shriek across Berlin city
And here some will say no gratitude
Other will pray for salvation.
Pray for salvation.

Kevin Barrington

Kevin Barrington

Pic: Getty

Kevin Barrington’s Wriot

This Thursday at the Leeson Lounge, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 2 at 8pm. Free

Poet Kevin writes:

It’s always a good mad mash up of music and word, an anarchic arc taking you from folk to rap, bards to beats. Money in hat. And a great night guaranteed. Kicks off 8pm this time because of the extensive line-up…

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There’s another Wriot! going on at 9pm.

Spoken wordsmith kevin Barrington‘s ‘end-of-January-party-to-ring-in-he-new-year-proper’ with some of the best figures onDublin’s growing spoken scene and at least two mad stunts.

The Leeson Lounge, Upper leeson Street, Dublin 4.

Completely FREE

In fairness.

Kevin Barrington – Love You Long Time

An Irish poet Live and UNLEASHED in Paris.

Kevin writes:

The last number in a set I did last week in Paris supporting Lydia Lunch. Realised the hip Parisian crowd was not picking on fast paced subtle humour.

So I thought I had better do some pure intensity (@2.13) – transpired it was laced with irritation at the people talking down the back.

But it worked. Thankfully. Exhausting though.

Caution: Some very saucy language.

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From top: Poet Kevin Barrington; Donald Trump


Pure Crystal Rage

Ronald McDonald
Begat
Sociopath
Clowns
Now
They
Are
All there
Out
Dancing
On the edge of
Trump Town

Yeah
They are all there
Out dancing
On the edge of Trump Town

Appalachian Desperation
– It too-
Is coming to town

And there’s nothing
Post-factual
-Or dare I say atomised –
About
That
Weimar
Sound

No
There’s nothing post-factual
About
That
Weimar
Sound

Donald
Donald
Sieg Heil Donald
We’re cookin’
We’re cookin’

We’re
Cookin’
Today

So
Go
Fuck
Fuck
Yr
New World Order

We got
Pure
Crystal
Rage

I said
Go
Fuck
Fuck
Your
New World Order

We
Got
Pure
Crystal
Rage

Kevin Barrington

Pic: Conor Horgan

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Ask the bar person.

They love making a brew.

Soulful spoken wordsmith Kevin Barrington (of controversial cat women poem fame) and friends take to the informal stage of the Leeson Lounge, Leeson Street, Dublin  to rant rave laugh and sing TOMORROW at 9pm.

Money in the hat.

Your money.

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Previously : Kevin Barrington on Broadsheet

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‘Those Women Searching For Cats, They Terrify Me’.

New from from austerity spoken word laureate Kevin Barrington.

He doesn’t normally do missing cat poems.

Directed by Conor Horgan.

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Spoken word prophet Kevin Barrington will be in the Leeson Lounge, Leeson Street, Dublin tomorrow night supporting singer Kevin Doherty as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival.

This (above) is Kevin performing his much-loved cyber poem ‘I Love The Internet’ with blinding animation by Bruce Ryder.

Kevin Barrington (Facebook)

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Spoken word giant Kevin Barrington’s ‘Genocide is My Man Utd’ directed by Mark Cantwell.

He’s using the classic 4-4-2 verse combination.

Kevin is performing on Sunday at 2pm on the Spoken Word stage in the Mindfield area of the Electric Picnic.

The football ground anyone?

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We managed to smuggle this recording through the Dalkey Book Festival Stalinist publicity clamp-down.

Kevin Barrington performing Van Gogh Is Such A Sneaky Painter at the Dalkey Book festival, Dalkey, Co Dublin. at the weekend.

Meanwhile, in Paris, France TOMORROW?

“Mercredi prochain, dans le cadre de la Périphérie du Marché de la Poésie, grande soirée jazz et poésie avec Niwel Tsumbu & The Multiverse et les poètes Kevin Barrington, Caya Makhele, Maxime Ndebecka, Gabriel Okoundji. €7. 7.30pm.

Translation: Kevin is performing tomorrow night at a jazzy soiree at the irish Cultural Centre, 5 rue Irish, Paris . 8.30pm.