Arena Wednesday 15 February 2017

on Thursday's show.....film and album reviews and a new initiative at the National Gallery specifically for those interested in LGBTQI issues

Arena

Arena

Daily arts and popular culture show

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Arts News

Arts News

with Alan Corr - major new tv drama about the US presidential election is planned, tv writer Stefanie Preissner has signed a book deal, poet Stephen James Smith unveils a love poem to Ireland

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"First Love" by Gwendoline Riley

"First Love" by Gwendoline Riley

Gwendoline Riley chats about her latest novel "First Love", a chronicle of a toxic marriage and contemplation on whether you can find and keep love (published by Granta) 

A profile of African-American writer James Baldwin

A profile of African-American writer James Baldwin

Carl Austin profiles the African-American writer James Baldwin, as a documentary about his life "I Am Not Your Negro" is nominated for an Oscar

Review:  "Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013" by Michel Houellebecq

Review: "Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013" by Michel Houellebecq

Jessica Traynor reviews "Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013", a collection by Michel Houellebecq (published by Penguin Random House)

Review: "Institutional Ghost" by Jac Leirner at IMMA

Review: "Institutional Ghost" by Jac Leirner at IMMA

Declan Long reviews “Institutional Ghost”, an exhibition of the work of Brazilian artist Jac Leirner which has just opened at IMMA

Full details:   www.imma.ie 

"Census" by Jean O'Brien

"Census" by Jean O'Brien

Jean O'Brien reads "Census" from her latest collection of poetry "Fish On A Bicycle" (published by Salmon Poetry)

 

Music Played on the Show

Ran (Radio Edit)

Ran (Radio Edit)

Future Islands

3:10

Sea Of Love

Sea Of Love

Cat Power

2:16

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