In the Poetry Programme on Sunday 21st March, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Victoria Kennefick launches her first collection, and Greg Delanty reads his own poetry and his translations of Seán Ó Ríordáin.

Victoria Kennefick grew up in Cork and lives in Kerry. Her pamphlet White Whale won the Munster Literature Centre Chapbook Competition in 2014 and the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet in 2015. She was named an Arts Council Next Generation Artist in 2016. She joins Olivia to talk about her first collection, Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet) and reads a number of poems, including Learning to Eat my Mother, where my Mother is the Teacher.

 Greg Delanty lives most of the year in Vermont, from where he speaks with Olivia about his own poetry and his translations of the work of Seán Ó Ríordáin.

Greg has published several collections of poetry and has won numerous awards, including the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the Austin Clarke Centenary poetry Award. He reads from his collection of poems about climate change, No More Time, published in 2020 by Louisiana State University Press.

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Greg also speaks about his translations of the poems of Seán Ó Ríordáin, Apathy Is Out, published in March 2021 by Bloodaxe Books, and we hear recordings of Ó Ríordáin from the RTÉ radio archives.

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The Poetry Programme, Sundays at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1 - listen to the latest edition below:

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