Words Lightly Spoken, a new Irish poetry podcast, has just been launched with a brand new poem from Michael Longley.

Throughout 2019, Words Lightly Spoken will broadcast a poem a week, including a number of extended specials made in collaboration with Poetry Ireland.

In the first episode, Michael Longley, one of Ireland’s greatest poets, reads his poem A Sonnet for Michael Viney - listen to it below.

Words Lightly Spoken is available via iTunes and Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts - you can also follow the podcast on the Words Lightly Spoken Facebook and Twitter pages, or via the Poetry Ireland website.