"The Ghost That Walks Beside You Is Kavanagh"

EXHIBITION : PATRICK KAVANAGH

About this Item

Brendan Kennelly talks about his great love for Patrick Kavanagh as a person and as a poet.

  • Title
    Kennelly on Kavanagh
  • 1st Broadcast
    15/07/1999
  • Contributor
    Theo Dorgan
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:12
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Imprint Later
  • Clip title
    "The Ghost That Walks Beside You Is Kavanagh"
  • Extended description

    Brendan Kennelly talks about his great love for Patrick Kavanagh as a person and as a poet. In conversation with Theo Dorgan, Kennelly describes Kavanagh as ‘disgruntled, hard to talk to, and yet totally genuine’. He further comments ‘I am very attracted to the kind of person who can write so beautifully and yet be inarticulate’.

    Kennelly reminisces about handwriting ‘The Great Hunger’ in order to get to know the work better. Kennelly says of Kavanagh ‘He believes in poetry even though it cost him his life in many ways”.

    This programme was produced by Loopline Productions for RTÉ.

  • Information

    ‘Imprint Later’ was a series of interviews with writers. In this episode, broadcast on 15 July 1999, Theo Dorgan interviews writer Brendan Kennelly.

    This programme was produced by Bob Collins and Martina Durac.

    © Loopline Productions Ltd. for RTÉ.

  • Local keywords
    Patrick Kavanagh, Poet, Poetry, Brendan Kennelly, Theo Dorgan, Loopline
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1999
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BX34/05519
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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