In the Poetry Programme on Sunday 20th November, at 7 pm on RTÉ Radio 1: Michael Longley and Luke Morgan read from their most recent collections, Michael Longley wins another major award, and we remember some poets from the past.
Michael Longley has received many awards, among them the TS Eliot Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Griffin International Prize, the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, the Wilfred Owen Award, the PEN Pinter Prize, and the inaugural Yakamochi Medal.
He has now also been awarded the prestigious Feltrinelli International Poetry Prize 2022 for a lifetime's achievement.
Presenter Olivia O'Leary meets Longley at his home in Belfast, where he talks about winning this latest award and reads from his most recent collection, The Slain Birds (Cape Poetry), which laments our impact on the creatures and the planet.
Luke Morgan's first collection, Honest Walls, was published in 2016 by Arlen House, when he was only 22. He has been Writer-in-Residence in numerous secondary schools around the west of Ireland and is also a film maker. He joins Olivia to read from his second collection, Beast (Arlen House), published this year.
Also on the programme, Gerald Dawe, Jessica Traynor, Louis de Paor and Rachael Hegarty tell us what poet from they past they would most like to meet.
The Poetry Programme, RTÉ Radio 1, Sundays at 7pm - listen to last week's edition below:
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