Ask anyone ten years ago whether they've cried at a bit of live poetry, and the answer would possibly be "no" - All that's changed now - today the answer is far more likely to be YES YES YES!!!!
Yes Poetry is enjoying an explosion in popularity at the moment, with staff at Easons sweating as they try to clear the shelves of DIY, Money and Cookbooks to make way for the new phenomenon.
"We just can't keep up with it" says Mr Doomenfeste, Manager at Easons in O Connell Street, "There are more poetry fans who need a regularly daily intake of poetry than we can provide stock for. This is why we are seeing all these poetry stalls outside, for the quick stop shopper." He gestures out to the queues already forming at several of the popular poetry carts on the main street, and it's only 10am of a Tuesday.
Poets are highly paid, conscientious, and hard working individuals as everybody knows, but even their diligent, gruelling schedules are seemingly struggling to keep up with the hunger that's out there for new poems at the moment.
Man on the street says "I buy a brand new poetry collection every day - instead of the breakfast roll and the Sun that I used to get, food for the soul, y'know?"
There's an appeal now launched by the government looking for poets to come and work full time in special poetry bootcamps which have been set up all around the Curragh where they will recieve intensive free workshopping and unlimited substances of all kinds to aid them in their work, "Including green tea" says a spokesman "if needs be."
There's also a huge demand for poets to perform at all the major festivals this summer, storming onto ALL the main stages - with musicians being relegated to the "Non-Spoken-Singy-Type Word" tents.
"This summer will go down in history as the Summer of Poetry" says the Taoiseach.