About Poetry File

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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


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