About this Poem: This is satirical look at a dinner party attended by well know people of today with a few characters from the past.
The character Butler Yeats refers to “William Butler Yeats” an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature.
Moriarty has a double meaning; Sherlock Holms nemesis and the Moriarty Tribunal - officially called the Tribunal of Inquiry into certain Payments to Politicians and Related Matters. In this case it refers to 2 politicians Charles Haughey and Michael Lowry
Edward G refers to two people, “Film actor Edward G. Robinson” best remembered for his tough-guy roles in gangster films such as Little Caesar and Key Largo and also refers to “Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth II”.