The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Saturday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Saturday 7 March 2015

Olivia O’Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in The Poetry Programme on Saturdays at 7:30 pm.

You can contact the Poetry Programme by emailing poetry@rte.ie, tweeting @PoetryProgRTE, or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RTEPoetryProgramme.

You can also listen back to all previous programmes in the Programme Archive (see above right).

The Poetry Programme: For everyone who loves poetry. And those who just don’t know it yet.

A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

Series Producer: Claire Cunningham. Executive Producer for RTÉ: Clíodhna Ní Anluain.

Aifric Mac Aodha’s translator, David Wheatley, is also a fine poet in his own right and he reads two of his own poems from his new collection The President of Planet Earth (Carcanet).

The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

We talk to Kerry Hardie about her award nominated collection “The Zebra Stood In The Night”, Julien talks to the cast of ‘Ten Thousand Miles Away’, a collaboration between students of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Lir Academy in Dublin and world-renowned Julliard School in New York and Doireann Ní Ghríofa has the second of her essays on Irish language poetry “Féith na Filíochta”.

To book for tickets for the performance of ‘Ten Thousand Miles Away’, go to:

http://www.thelir.ie/events/view/ten-thousand-miles-away

You can read Derry O’Sullivan’s poem in Irish and Kaarina Hollo’s English translation here: 

http://www.stephen-spender.org/2012_prize/2012_open_1st_KH.html

Find out more about the Stephen Spender Prize here:

http://www.stephen-spender.org/spender_prize.html

Enter the Trócaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition 2015 here:

http://www.poetryireland.ie/education/whats-on.html

Read last year’s winning poems in the Trócaire/Poetry Ireland Competition:

http://www.trocaire.org/sites/trocaire/files/trocaire-poetry-book-2014.pdf

And finally, read more about Kerry Hardie’s collection ‘The Zebra Stood in the Night’: 

http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/titlepage.asp?isbn=178037111X

About The Show

Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

Music Played on the Show

You Are Here Four Tet Remix

You Are Here Four Tet Remix

Nathan Paul Fake/Four Tet

0:04

Ten Thousand Miles Away

Ten Thousand Miles Away

Peter Manning/Dervla Collins

0:47

Ten Thousand Miles Away

Ten Thousand Miles Away

Dervla Collins

0:40

Ten Thousand Miles Away

Ten Thousand Miles Away

Peter Manning/Dervla Collins

0:47

You Are Here Four Tet Remix

You Are Here Four Tet Remix

Nathan Paul Fake/Four Tet

0:04

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