The Poetry Programme Saturday 14 May 2016
Rick O’Shea explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in The Poetry Programme on Saturdays at 7:30 pm.
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The Poetry Programme: For everyone who loves poetry. And those who just don’t know it yet.
A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.
In the first of a new season of the Poetry Programme Rick O’Shea visits the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD and meets soldier-poet Michael Whelan.
The Poetry Programme, Saturday 14th May
Gabriel Rosenstock and Maeve O’Sullivan take up the challenge of haiku, Michelle O’Sullivan reads from her latest collection, and Lewis Kenny, Poet Laureate of Bohemian Football Club, assures us that there’s poetry in sport.
More than one Irish poet has felt drawn to take up the challenge of writing haiku. We hear from two of them: Gabriel Rosenstock, who reads from his collection of one hundred haiku, ‘Antlered Stag of Dawn’, published by The Onslaught Press, and Maeve O’Sullivan, who reads two sequences from her collection ‘A Train Hurtles West’, published by Alba Publishing.
Michelle O’Sullivan reads from her latest collection, ‘The Flower and the Frozen Sea’, published by Gallery Press.
The Poetry Programme finds poets in some unusual places and this time it’s Bohemian Football Club, where Julien Clancy meets their Poet Laureate, Lewis Kenny.
This is the final programme in the current run and the Poetry Programme will return in the autumn of 2016.
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Rick O’Shea explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.