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    Billy Collins, poet

    former American poet laureate Billy Collins talks about his style of poetry, he is artist-in-residence at this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival

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    Poetry from Peter Fallon

    Peter Fallon reads his poem “A Far Cry” from his latest collection “Strong, My Love” (published by Gallery Press)

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    Tom French, poet

    poet Tom French talks about his latest collection "Midnightstown”  (published by Gallery Press)


    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



    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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