In the Poetry Programme on Sunday 5th December, at 7 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Jo Burns reads from her new collection and Dagogo Hart launches a series of film-poems.

Jo Burns was born in Northern Ireland and lives in Germany. Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines and her pamphlet Circling for Gods was published by Eyewear Publishing. Her first full collection, White Horses, was published by Turas Press in 2018.

Jo Burns

Jo speaks to presenter Olivia O'Leary about her new collection, Brink, published in October 2021 by Turas Press, and reads poems inspired by her experiences in Germany, which has been her home for many years.

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Listen: Jo Burns reads from her poem Attrition

Dagogo Hart is a Dublin-based poet, playwright, performer and spoken-word artist, and his poetry is inspired by his home town in Lagos and his experiences since moving to Ireland.

He joins Olivia to talk about The Home Project, a series of three film-poems that attempt to capture the soul of a home and the essence of what it means to be at home from the eyes of immigrants.

Two of the films, Uruemu's Home, and Maggie and Julia's Home, are already available on the Poetry Ireland YouTube channel. The third film, Tobi's Home, will be released at 7 pm on Monday 13 December. Dagogo Hart reads from Maggie and Julia's Home here.

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

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