The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Saturday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Saturday 2 April 2016

Rick O’Shea 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.

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

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The Poetry Programme is currently off-air. Details of a new series on poetry will be announced in the coming months.

The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

In the Poetry Programme this week Poetry Ireland Review brings us work from Ireland's 'Rising Generation' of poets. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

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)

Ailbhe Darcy

Tim Heath, Chair of the Blake Society

 

 

About The Show

Rick O’Shea 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

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You Are Here Four Tet Remix

You Are Here Four Tet Remix

Nathan Paul Fake/Four Tet

0:04

The Sadness Of Common Objects

The Sadness Of Common Objects

Doug Berch

1:05

You Are Here Four Tet Remix

You Are Here Four Tet Remix

Nathan Paul Fake/Four Tet

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