20 towns across the country are to have their own 'Poet Laureate' as part of a new imitative from Poetry Ireland, called Poetry Town, due to take place this September.

Vincent Woods and Grace Wells are two of the poet laureates. They join Seán Rocks to discuss Poetry Town on RTÉ Arena above.

The chosen Poet Laureates will either be from the area or have strong connections with it, and will be commissioned to write a poem honouring and reflecting their town and its people.

The participating towns are:

Adare, Co Limerick;

Athenry, Co Galway;

Bailieborough, Co Cavan;

Ballycastle, Co Antrim;

Bandon, Co Cork;

Belmullet, Co Mayo;

Bray, Co Wicklow;

Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim;

Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary;

Cootehill, Co Cavan;

Dublin 1, Co Dublin;

Dungarvan, Co Waterford;

Dunshaughlin, Co Meath;

Ennistymon, Co Clare;

Listowel, Co Kerry;

Mountmellick, Co Laois;

Naas, Co Kildare;

Strokestown, Co Roscommon;

Tullamore, Co Offaly;

Wexford Town, Co Wexford.

Each poem will be revealed and presented to the people of the participating towns at a series of online events, one from each town, featuring contributions from local poets, artists and musicians.

In all, more than a hundred free poetry-related activities will take place across the island between September 10th - 18th - find out more here.