The Poetry Programme Saturday 2 April 2016
Olivia O’Leary 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.
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, Saturday 2nd April
In the Poetry Programme on 2 April we hear about the latest issue of Poetry Ireland Review, The Rising Generation; Doireann Ní Ghríofa brings us more Irish-language poetry; and we visit the London home of William Blake.
The latest issue of Poetry Ireland Review, The Rising Generation, features poems and prose from 36 of Ireland’s new generation of poetry activists. Rick speaks with its editor, Vona Groarke, and hears from two of the contributing poets, Ailbhe Darcy and Afric McGlinchy.
Doireann Ni Ghríofa brings us the latest in her occasional series of essays on poetry in Irish, with poems by Simon Ó Faoláin and Aifric Mc Aodha.
The Poetry Programme visits the London home of one of Britain’s greatest poets of the past, William Blake, now run by the Blake Society.
Vona Groarke (Credit Caroline Forbes/The Gallery Press)
Tim Heath, Chair of the Blake Society
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Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.