Heaney shares a glossary of north-east Antrim words from a poetry collection by John Hewitt.
- Title John Hewitt's Colloquial Poetry
- 1st Broadcast 11/12/1978
- ContributorSeamus Heaney (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:56
- Material Type Audio
- Series title Poems Plain
- Clip title The Sweetness of the Local Idiom
- Extended description
Heaney enjoys sharing with listeners a glossary of north-east Antrim words from 'The Rain Dance', a new collection of poetry by Northern Ireland writer John Hewitt. As Heaney puts it, "words that open in my own memory like little songs". Throughout his career, Hewitt has sought to find speech that reflects the people on the ground.
‘Poems Plain’ was a short weekly poetry programme featuring the presenter’s choice of poets and poetry. Its first presenter was Seamus Heaney. His successors were Michael Hartnett and Seamus Deane. ‘Poems Plain’ began on 4 September 1978 and ended on 4 August 1982.
The accompanying image shows the Giant's Causeway in Co. Antrim in 1979. The photographer was Peter Harding. © RTÉ Archives 2283/036
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Poems Plain, John Hewitt, The Rain Dance, Antrim, Northern Ireland
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Production year 1978
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA1684
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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