Poetry

Tuesday 9th May

"The Insomnia Poems", the latest collection from Grace Nichols

Guyanese poet Grace Nichols talks about her latest collection "The Insomnia Poems" (published by Bloodaxe Books)

Thursday 4th May

"The Language Hospital" by John Murphy

John Murphy chats about his second collection "The Language Hospital", which explores themes of displacement, honesty in language and aging (published by Salmon Poetry)

Tuesday 25th April

"A Name Unmade: Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917)" at the Solstice Arts Centre

Dermot Bolger and Mick O'Dea discuss the life and work of Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge, in this centenary year of his death Solstice Arts Centre exhibition details:  www.solsticeartscentre.ie

"Tune/Port" by Celia de Fréine

Celia de Fréine reads "Tune/Port" from an as-yet unpublished collection called "In Response to Rilke:  i bhFreagairt ar Rilke"; she is a guest at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival this ...

Friday 21st April

"Rise", the new collection by Elaine Feeney

Elaine Feeney – who is a guest at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature - chats about exploring subjects like illness, history and feminism in her latest collection "Rise" ...

Thursday 20th April

"An Cailín Ar Glaoch Amach Éirí /The Girl Who Was Called Out" by Mícheál Ó Ruairc

Mícheál Ó Ruairc - who is a guest at the Strokestown International Poetry Festival in Roscommon next weekend - reads "An Cailín Ar Glaoch Amach Éirí /The Girl Who Was ...

Wednesday 19th April

"1.20" by Robert Herbert McClean

Writer/audio visual artist Robert Herbert McClean reads "1.20" from his poetry collection 'Pangs!' (published by Test Centre)

Friday 14th April

"Art & Religion in the 21st Century" by Aaron Rosen

Aaron Rosen, author of "Art & Religion in the 21st Century", a book exploring how the worlds of faith and art collide in today's world (published by Thames & Hudson)

"To Air The Soul, Throw All The Windows Wide: New & Selected Poems" by Mary Dorcey

Mary Dorcey chats about how being a gay Irish woman informs a lot of the works in her latest collection "To Air The Soul, Throw All The Windows Wide: New ...

Tuesday 11th April

Review: "Inside The Wave" by Helen Dunmore

Jessica Traynor reviews "Inside The Wave", the latest collection of poetry from novelist, children’s author and poet Helen Dunmore (published by Bloodaxe Books) 

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