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    A poetic celebration of WB Yeats

    Today's programme was recorded in conjunction with Arena and Yeats 2015

    a special programme recorded in Sligo to mark the 150th birthday celebration of William Butler Yeats.  Hosted by Theo Dorgan, guests are six women poet laureates - the Chair of Irish Poetry Paula Meehan, Poet Laureate of England Carol Ann Duffy, the National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Scotland Liz Lochhead, the London Laureate Aisling Fahey and Northern Irish poet Sinead Morrissey

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    'Cat Scan' by Angela Carr

    Angela Carr reads the poem “Cat Scan” from her collection “How To Lose Your Home & Save Your Life” (published by Bradshaw Books)

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    'Crows' by Angela Carr

    Angela Carr reads the poem ‘Crows’ from her debut collection “How To Lose Your Home and Save Your Life” (published by Bradshaw Books)

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    The role of the Ireland Chair of Poetry

    Paula Meehan, Michael Longley and Harry Clifton explain what the role involves when you are appointed Ireland Chair of Poetry

    Official website:  http://irelandchairofpoetry.org/ 

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    'The Talking Cure' by Angela Carr

    Angela Carr reads ‘The Talking Cure’ from her debut poetry collection “How To Lose Your Home and Save Your Life” (published by Bradshaw Books)

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    "Songs from the Swans at Coole" by Michael Scott

    The composer Michael Scott talks about his new work “Songs from The Swans at Coole”, a new song cycle inspired by the poetry of WB Yeats

    Further details:  https://mobile.twitter.com/yeatssongs 

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    A tribute to Nora Barnacle

    Shaun Davey, Rita Connolly and poet Nuala Ní Dhomnhaill explain the background to their musical homage to the wife of James Joyce, “Nora Barnacle”, which premieres at the National Concert Hall tomorrow night (Bloomsday)

    Full details:  www.nch.ie  

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    Celebrating 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats

    special programme celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, reflecting on the poet’s life and legacy with the current Irish Chair of Poetry Paula Meehan and poets Michael Longley and Harry Clifton. Themes addressed: Yeats’ early life, lyrical poetry, Maud Gonne, the occult, Irish politics, marriage, Nobel prize and his legacy

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    Essay: poetry of WB Yeats

    Jessica Traynor with an essay about how the poetry of WB Yeats – and one poem in particular – spoke to her during a hot summer in London

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