Prank Letter to Michael D Higgins’ Publishers

September 21, 2007 at 2:54 am 3 comments

Here’s a prank letter that I wrote a good few years ago to Brandon Books, who had published a book of poetry by Labour Party TD (and, at the time, Government Minister) Michael D Higgins. It’s from an up-and-coming poet. >>>

Letter to Brandon Books

Dear Editor,

I greatly enjoyed your book of poems by Michael D. Higgins. It has inspired me to write the following three poems – perhaps you would consider including them in a future anthology.

The first is an unattainable quest to capture the very uncapturability of Minister Higgins’ unique politico-cultural essence.

It is titled: MICHAEL D

michael d, michael d.
nonconformability.
poignancy.
potpourri.
michael d, michael d.

The second is a satirical attempt to combine the reality of unsavoury language with the harsh ’empathy-deficit’ of Irish feminism.

It is titled: THE TRENDY BORN PERSON

‘SPUC? Fuck SPUC!’
Said the trendy BORN person.

The third, paradoxocally, is a celebration of that same feminism and illustrates the diversity of Irish socio-political thought.

It is titled: SEX-CHANGE TECHNOLOGY

We now have the sex-change technology
To give you a womb
And let you experience
The wonders of child-birth…
‘Go fuck yourself,’ said the MAN.

What do you think? I’d appreciate any (constructive!) feedback. How many more poems should I write? Can you publish them? I’m checking with Minister Higgins about getting tax-free status before publication.

Again, congratulations on your (literally!) inspirational book.

Yours sincerely,
John Mackay

Reply from Brandon Books

Here’s the reply that I got from Michael D’s publishers.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. peter donegan MI Hort  |  September 23, 2007 at 1:22 am

    I detect an andy kaufmann style sense of humour?

    Reply
  • 2. Michael Nugent  |  September 23, 2007 at 3:11 am

    Andy Kaufmann, Joey Skaggs, Alan Abel, William Donaldson… they all were or are comic geniuses.

    Reply
  • 3. peter donegan MI Hort  |  September 23, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    you should check out jimmy carr [the very english comedian] – his letter writing, read out live on his first dvd, makes me believe his mind should be left to science?!!

    slán go foill
    peter
    ps dylan moran and bill hicks

    Reply

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