In the Poetry Programme on Sunday 7th March, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Olivia O'Leary is joined by poets Patrick Cotter and Jessamine O’Connor.

Jessamine O'Connor is a Dublin-born writer living on the Sligo/Roscommon border in the west of Ireland. She was the winner of the inaugural Comórtas Filíochta Chultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 2020 (with poems translated by Oilí Diarmuid); Poetry Ireland/Butlers Cafe competition 2017, and previously the iYeats and Francis Ledwidge awards in 2011. She has published a number of chapbooks and joins Olivia O’Leary to talk about her first full collection, Silver Spoon, published by Salmon Poetry.

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Patrick Cotter was born in Cork city, where he still lives and works as a literary festival organiser and editor. His poems have been published in journals such as the Financial Times, The London Review of Books and Poetry Review.

Patrick Cotter

He is a recipient of the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry and his work been translated into over a dozen languages. He joins Olivia to talk about Sonic White Poise (Dedalus Press), his third full-length collection.

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The Poetry Programme, Sundays at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1 - listen to last week's edition below:

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