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RTÉ presenter John Kelly launches his second collection of poetry and Audrey Molloy publishes her debut.
On the Poetry Programme on 1st May 2022, RTÉ presenter John Kelly launches his second collection of poetry and Audrey Molloy publishes her debut.
Audrey Molloy was born in Dublin and raised in the coastal village of Blackwater, County Wexford. She now lives in Sydney. She has received the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry and the An Post Irish Book Award for Irish Poem of the Year. On her first visit back to Ireland since before the pandemic, she joins presenter Olivia O'Leary in studio to talk about her debut collection, The Important Things, published by The Gallery Press in 2021. The collection has been awarded the Anne Elder Award, an Australian award for a first book of poetry.
John Kelly is a poet, fiction writer and broadcaster, born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. His poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies and in 2018 Dedalus Press published his debut collection of poems, Notions. His second collection, Space, is published in May 2022, also by Dedalus Press, and he reads poems from his new book that are inspired by memories of his childhood and of his father.
A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.
The programme will be available to listen back to after broadcast on the programme webpage: https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/the-poetry-programme/
Photo: John Kelly. Credit: John Minihan