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Poetry File on Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive

Each Saturday at 6.05pm, in association with Poetry Ireland, Evelyn features a single poem by a leading Irish poet. Listen Back

(Listen back to Poetry File from April to July here)

Saturday 9th September

Doireann reads and illustrates the background to her poem 'Lines Written on Spinal Morphine'

Saturday 16th September

Dublin poet Tony Curtis reads and discusses his new poem 'The Glory of Prayer'

Saturday 23rd September

Wexford poet Katie Donovan reads and discusses her poem entitled 'Taxi'

Saturday 30th September

Roscommon poet Jane Clarke reads Ploughing in Wexford

Saturday 7th October

Sligo born poet Martin Dyar reads The Joy of Cards

Saturday 14th October

Former Ireland Professor of Poetry Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill reads Leaba Shioda

Saturday 21st October

Cork based poet Thomas McCarthy reads Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No.2 in G Sharp Minor

Saturday 28th October

UK based Dublin poet Tara Bergin reads This is Yarrow

Saturday 4th November

Belfast poet Stephen Sexton reads Humour

Saturday 11th November

Connemara born poet Mary O’Malley reads At Cre na Cille

Saturday 18th November

Kilkenny born poet Tom French reads Bird

Saturday 25th November

Longford born poet Vona Groarke reads This Being Still

Saturday 2nd December

Dublin based poet Peter Sirr reads So Much

Saturday 9th December

Dublin born poet Enda Wyley reads Wanted Space

Saturday 16th December

Cork born, Dublin based poet Theo Dorgan reads Wren

Saturday 13th January 

Dublin poet Jessica Traynor reads Perseids

Saturday 20th January 

Limerick poet Catherine Phil McCarthy reads Singer

Saturday 27th January

Kilkenny based poet Mark Roper reads Long Tailed Tits

Saturday 3rd February

Donegal poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin reads Laundry

Saturday 10th February

Monaghan Poet Mary O’Donnell reads Nocturnal

Saturday 17th February

Belfast poet Gerald Dawe Reads A Visit

Saturday 24th February

Dublin poet Nessa O’Mahony reads Alcmene’s Dream

Saturday 3rd March

Portlaoise poet Pat Boran reads Immigrants Open Shops

Saturday 10th March

Dublin poet Jean O’Brien reads Before

Saturday 17th March

Aifric Mac Eodha reads Bronntanas Ó Dhia

Saturday 24th March

Jessica Traynor reads Diving Bell

Saturday 31st March

Mary O’Donnell reads No Ordinary Easter

Saturday 7th April

Catherine Phil MacCarthy reads Skojcan Journey

Saturday 14th April

Mark Roper reads Walking

Saturday 21st April

Annemarie Ni Churreain reads Sisters

Saturday 28th April

Gerald Dawe reads The Wound

Saturday 5th May

Nessa O’Mahony reads Casting Lots

Saturday 12th May

Pat Boran reads Tears

Saturday 19th May

Jean O’Brien reads Skinny Dipping

Saturday 26th May

Aifric Mac Aodha reads Cead Bliain Anonn

Saturday 2nd June

James Harpur reads Cranborne Woods 17 May 1994

Saturday 9th June

Victoria Kennefick reads Prayer to Audrey Hepburn

Saturday 23rd June

Kevin Higgins reads You can take the Man out of Eyre Square but you can’t take Eyre Square out of the Man

Saturday 30th June

Afric Mc Glinchey reads Aspects of the Cat

Saturday 7th July

Louis de Paor reads Hats Off

Saturday 14th July

Susan Millar DuMars  reads For Old Friends

Saturday 21st July

Sarah Byrne reads Citalopram Suite

Saturday 28th July

Fred Johnston reads Vigil

Saturday 4th August

Geraldine Mitchell reads How the Body Remembers

Saturday 11th August

Gerry Murphy reads Cannibal


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