The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 29 April 2018

Olivia O’Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in The Poetry Programme on Sundays at 7:30 pm.

You can contact the Poetry Programme by emailing poetry@rte.ie, tweeting @PoetryProgRTE, or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RTEPoetryProgramme.

You can also listen back to all previous programmes in the Programme Archive (see above right).

The Poetry Programme: For everyone who loves poetry. And those who just don’t know it yet.

A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

Series Producer: Claire Cunningham. Executive Producer for RTÉ: Clíodhna Ní Anluain.

The Poetry Programme is currently off air and will return in the autumn of 2018. You can listen back to previous episodes on the Programme Archive or on the RTÉ Radio Player.

The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Two Dublin poets this week: Colm Keegan reads from his second collection and we celebrate the work of Thomas Kinsella. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme Sunday 29th April

We have two Dublin poets from different generations on the Poetry Programme this time, as Colm Keegan reads from his second collection and we mark the 90th birthday of Thomas Kinsella.

Colm Keegan was born in Ballymun in Dublin and grew up in Tallaght. He won the All Ireland Poetry Slam in 2010 and has been shortlisted four times for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award for both poetry and fiction. He is a creative writing teacher and co-founder of the Inklinks Project, a creative writing initiative for young writers.

Colm Keegan & Olivia O'Leary

Colm joins Olivia to talk about his second collection, ‘Randomer’ (Salmon Poetry), life as a writer, and how he thinks his work has developed since he published his first collection in 2012.

Thomas Kinsella was born in Dublin in 1928, and to mark his 90th birthday on 4th May, Lucy Collins, Associate Professor in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin, and co-founder of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive, joins Olivia to talk about his work.

Since the publication of ‘Poems’ by The Dolmen Press in 1956, Thomas Kinsella has published many collections of his own work, as well as translations from Irish, winning prizes and admiration internationally. In 2007 he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin.?That year he also recorded a selection of his work which was published on the double CD ‘Thomas Kinsella Poems 1956-2006’, and the programme includes readings of poems in the poet’s own voice. (With permission of Carcanet.)

Thomas Kinsella

This is the final Poetry Programme in the current series and Olivia O’Leary will return with a new series in the autumn. Until then, all previous episodes are available to listen back to on the RTÉ radio player.

The Poetry Programme is a Rockfinch production for RTÉ. Series Producer: Claire Cunningham.

About The Show

Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

Music Played on the Show

Take Five

Take Five

Dave Brubeck

5:25

Mirror In February

Mirror In February

Thomas Kinsella

1:21

Nightwalker

Nightwalker

Thomas Kinsella

0:42

Butcher's Dozen

Butcher's Dozen

Thomas Kinsella

0:40

Marginal Economy

Marginal Economy

Thomas Kinsella

0:33

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