Uncork the red wine, open the chocolates, and settle down for half an hour of love poetry when the Poetry Programme marks St Valentine's Day on Sunday 14th February, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

There will be old favourites and new writing, readings by actors and by poets themselves, some from the Poetry Programme’s own archive, and some you may not have heard before.

Owen Roe

Just some of what you can look forward to:

Paula McGlinchey reading Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s How Do I Love Thee?

A recording of Seamus Heaney reading his poem The Otter

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh (Pic: Máire Uí Mhaicín)

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh with her poem Grasse Matinée

Owen Roe reading Patrick Kavanagh’s On Raglan Road

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There will also be readings by Fiona Shaw, Áine Uí Cheallaigh and Edna O'Brien from the atmospheric Peace Camp installation, created by Deborah Warner and produced by Artichoke, with soundscape by Mel Mercier, Professor of Performing Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick... and lots more. Not to be missed!

The Poetry Programme, Sundays at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio One - The Poetry Programme is available to listen back to after broadcast on the RTÉ Radio Player. Listen to last Sunday's episode below:

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