Happy New Year! This Sunday the 12th of January,widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of his generation, Paul Muldoon will be speaking to Miriam about his work, his life and the loss last year of his great friend and mentor Seamus Heaney
On Thusday's Programme New films reviewed include The Wolverine, Frances Ha and Blackfish. Author James Shapiro, comedy from Tommy Tiernan and a round-up of the latest crime fiction. New Planet Cabaret - Cover Design Winner On 4th December Arena together with New Island Press launched the first on-air creative writing course entitled New Planet Cabaret. Writer and Creative Writing Teacher Dave Lordan co-ordinated the course. The contributors to New Planet Cabaret are: Patrick O'Flaherty, Emma Dunne, Kate Dempsey, Kieran Marsh, Rob Doyle, Michael Naughten-Shanks, Angela Finn, Declan Burke, Liam Cagney, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Leona Lee Cully, Sarah Clancy, Elaine Feeney, ...
Poet and MC Stephen James Smith reads his poem 'Prozac Positivity'. Stephen performs at the Knockanstockan Festival in County Wicklow on Saturday July 27th and the Tread Softly Festival in Sligo on Sunday July 28th. His website is www.stephenjamessmith.com.
Miriams next guest's voice is mainly heard as a newscaster in RTE & more recently on this show as a psychoanalyst giving advice on family conflict. This morning Michael Murphy is wearing his poet hat, as he has just released a collection of poems titled 'The Republic of Love'. The Book Launch takes place this Thursday 6th June at 6.30pm at Hodges Figgis in Dawson Street, all are wellcome.
'...Someone today is seeing the world for the last time as innocently as he had seen it first' A programme for the much-missed poet Dennis O'Driscoll, who died suddenly last month, recorded in Studio 8 in the Radio Centre, RTÉ, with an audience of his family and friends. As well as the voice of Dennis O’Driscoll himself in extracts from the RTÉ Radio One archive, including readings of his poems Prologue and The Conformist Village, we hear, variously, memories, reflections, critical analysis, stories, and readings of his poems from poets Séamus Heaney, Éiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Gerard Smyth, Joseph Woods, Aidan Mathews, Ellen Hinsley, Pat ...
Today's programme featured poetry and prose from a panel of well known Irish poets Mary O'Donnell, Rita Ann Higgins and Dennis O'Driscoll and callers to Liveline . Christine Broe ,Pairic Duffy,Maria Smith , Michael O'Flanagan, Fleur Finlay , Seamus Kirwan , Mary Guckian , Emma Tobin , Louis Mulcahy , Mary Turley McGrath, Tony Curtis all contibuted to the programme today.
As we look our of the windows, we can see the beautiful Hyde Bridge & Garavogue river, the William Butler Yeats statue & of course just up the river is Lough Gill, where the Isle of Innisfree is located and the inspiration for one of his most famous poems.