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    Brave New Voices Poetry Competition

    For the first time ever this year, an Irish Team will be competing at the Brave New Voices Poetry Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, with highlights broadcast on US network HBO. Two of the young poets, who will represent Team Ireland, Melissa Kavanagh and Stephen Murray, are in studio to explain the concept.


    Martina Evans, poet

    Poet and novelist Martina Evans talks about her writing career and her latest poetry collection “Burnfort, Las Vegas” (published by Anvil Press)


    'Hero Hour' and poetry

    During the LINGO spoken word festival last October, 'Hero Hour' invited six well-known Irish personalities to discuss their favourite poem and explain what it means to them

    Senator David Norris - "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas 

    singer Mary Couglan - "An Old Woman Of The Roads" by Padraic Colum 

    2fm DJ Rick O'Shea - "Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley 

    newsreader Aengus MacGrianna - "The Bed of Deal" (author unknown) 

    arts journalist/broadcaster Sinead Gleeson - "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath 

    rapper Temper-Mental MissElayneous - "The Flea" by John Donne 

    author Donal Ryan - "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Martin Dyer  

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    Jessica Traynor, poet

    Jessica Traynor reads her poem “The Water Table” from her latest collection “Liffey Swim”

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    Clara Rose Thornton poetry

    Dublin Slam Poetry champion Clara Rose Thornton reads her poem "Soulless"

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    Theo Dorgan, poet

    Theo Dorgan talks about his latest collection of poetry “Nine Bright Shiners” (published by Dedalus Press)

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