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    Louis de Paor, poet

    poet Louis de Paor talks about his latest collection “The Brindled Cat and the Nightingale’s Tongue” (published by Bloodaxe Books), Irish and English-language poems with some poems set to music by uileann piper Ronan Browne

     

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    Faith poetry

    John F Deane talks about his final collection of poetry “Who Do You Say That I Am?”, a collection of faith poetry which was inspired by answers he got to the question “who do you think Jesus Christ is?” (published by Poetry Ireland)

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    War Poetry

    Neil Astley, editor of "The Hundred Years' War: Modern War Poems", an anthology of war poetry from 1914 to the present day (published by Bloodaxe Books) 

     

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    Brave New Words Poetry Slam

    on tonight's programme 8 students compete to take part in the international Brave New Words poetry slam competition, plus music from Sinead White and Eoin Glackin

    (for copyright reasons this programme is not available to download as a podcast)

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    Maya Angelou, RIP

    writer & political activist Bonnie Greer and singer Red Hurley pay tribute to the legacy of poet and civil rights campaigner Dr Maya Angelou, who died today

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    Peter Fallon, poet

    Peter Fallon, poet and publisher – he talks about his latest collection ‘Strong My Love’ which is dedicated to his children and being a publisher with Gallery Press

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    Robert Graves Poetry

    “Selected Poems”  A new edition of the Poetry of Robert Graves edited by Michael Longley has just been published. Michael Longley reads selected poems and talks about Graves' life.

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