A new collection of the poetry of Ted Hughes has been selected by fellow poet Alice Oswald. It's called a 'A Ted Hughes Bestiary' and chooses as its focus the work that features animals both real and imaginary. Jessica Traynor has been reading the collection for us...
Happy New Year! This Sunday the 12th of January,widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of his generation, Paul Muldoon will be speaking to Miriam about his work, his life and the loss last year of his great friend and mentor Seamus Heaney
coming up on Friday's show....an interview with acclaimed poet Philip Schultz, a look at the comic partnership between Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and reviews of the latest albums from Sharon Van Etten, Neil Young and Sam Smith
Poet and MC Stephen James Smith reads his poem 'Prozac Positivity'. Stephen performs at the Knockanstockan Festival in County Wicklow on Saturday July 27th and the Tread Softly Festival in Sligo on Sunday July 28th. His website is www.stephenjamessmith.com.
These are our three finalists from over 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission will battle it out in our live Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show on Thursday, May 29th for that coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show on May 31st.
Miriams next guest's voice is mainly heard as a newscaster in RTE & more recently on this show as a psychoanalyst giving advice on family conflict. This morning Michael Murphy is wearing his poet hat, as he has just released a collection of poems titled 'The Republic of Love'. The Book Launch takes place this Thursday 6th June at 6.30pm at Hodges Figgis in Dawson Street, all are wellcome.
'...Someone today is seeing the world for the last time as innocently as he had seen it first' A programme for the much-missed poet Dennis O'Driscoll, who died suddenly last month, recorded in Studio 8 in the Radio Centre, RTÉ, with an audience of his family and friends. As well as the voice of Dennis O’Driscoll himself in extracts from the RTÉ Radio One archive, including readings of his poems Prologue and The Conformist Village, we hear, variously, memories, reflections, critical analysis, stories, and readings of his poems from poets Séamus Heaney, Éiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Gerard Smyth, Joseph Woods, Aidan Mathews, Ellen Hinsley, Pat ...
Today's programme featured poetry and prose from a panel of well known Irish poets Mary O'Donnell, Rita Ann Higgins and Dennis O'Driscoll and callers to Liveline . Christine Broe ,Pairic Duffy,Maria Smith , Michael O'Flanagan, Fleur Finlay , Seamus Kirwan , Mary Guckian , Emma Tobin , Louis Mulcahy , Mary Turley McGrath, Tony Curtis all contibuted to the programme today.
As we look our of the windows, we can see the beautiful Hyde Bridge & Garavogue river, the William Butler Yeats statue & of course just up the river is Lough Gill, where the Isle of Innisfree is located and the inspiration for one of his most famous poems.