The Poetry Programme Saturday 14 January 2017
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.
The Poetry Programme is currently off-air. Details of a new series on poetry will be announced in the coming months.
The Poetry Programme, Saturday 14th January 2017
James Clarence Mangan, a poet from the past, and poets of the future on the final Poetry Programme of the current series.
Julien Clancy goes along to Thomond Community College, Moylish, Limerick where Stephen Murray of Inspireland is running a poetry workshop with students. The students are encouraged to write their own poems - with impressive results.
Also on the programme, three young contributors read poems written by children, for children from the Eurochild anthologies.
James McCabe talks with Rick about a poet from the past: James Clarence Mangan. Mangan was born in Dublin in 1803 and is regarded as one of the most important Irish writers of the nineteenth century. Both Joyce and Yeats were admirers of his work. His most famous poems include Dark Rosaleen, Siberia and Nameless One.
The programme – and the current series - ends with Brendan Kennelly reading his poem ‘Begin’.
Brendan Kennelly (Credit RTÉ stills)
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Rick O’Shea explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.