The final episode of Reverberations, the six-part poetry series on RTÉ Radio One Extra, airs on Monday November 13, at 6pm.
In the series, six of Ireland’s foremost poets and spoken word artists speak about their work, and perform a poem inspired by a particular soundscape in a unique location.
In Monday's episode, Leinster Poetry Slam Champion John Cummins performs two poems written for the series – ‘The Inter’, a tribute to The International Bar in Dublin, where he started performing poetry and ‘Nursery Rhymes’ – a homage to the soothing words and melodies heard in childhood. He discusses how he started out making people chuckle with his poems, making up his own language and his processes for writing and performing.
Cummins has been writing for over 20 years and has been performing since early 2010. He has been the Leinster Poetry Slam Champion for three years and was the 2013/2014 All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champion. He is often a featured artist at showcase nights around his native Dublin as well as Galway and Cork. He has also performed at festivals across the country, including the Electric Picnic, Indiependence, and Knockanstockan. He contributes regularly to the arts show Arena on RTÉ Radio 1. He loves the spoken and written word.
Reverberations, Monday November 13 at 6pm – find out more about the series here.