The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Saturday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Saturday 3 December 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 Poetry Programme on 3 December, Graham Allen and Susan Millar DuMars publish new collections and Cork has a new anthology. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

In today's programme, new collections by Graham Allen and Susan Millar DuMars. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

In the Poetry Programme on 3 December, Graham Allen and Susan Millar DuMars publish new collections and Cork has a new anthology.

When Graham Allen published his first collection, ‘The One that Got Away’, in 2014, the distinguished American critic Harold Bloom called his poetry ‘astonishing’. He joins Rick from RTÉ’s Cork studio to talk about his wide-ranging and thought-provoking second collection, ‘The Madhouse System’, published by New Binary Press, and the impact on his life and writing of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Susan Millar DuMars grew up in Philadelphia before moving to Ireland and becoming a major contributor to poetry in the west of Ireland, both through her own writing and her encouragement and facilitation of the writing of many others. She joins Rick from the Galway studio to talk about her fourth collection with Salmon Poetry, ‘Bone Fire’.

To end the programme, editor Alannah Hopkin talks about a lovely new anthology,  ‘On the Banks: Cork City in Poems and Songs’, published by The Collins Press.

Graham Allen (Courtesy of New Binary Press)

Susan Millar DuMars (Courtesy of Salmon Poetry)

Cover of ‘On the Banks: Cork City in Poems and Songs’

 

 

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