The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 22 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.

On the Poetry Programme on Sunday 22nd April at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, presenter Olivia O’Leary is joined by one of our most acclaimed contemporary poets, Eavan Boland, and we look forward to Poetry Day Ireland.

The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Olivia O'Leary in conversation with one of our most celebrated poets, Eavan Boland. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme, Sunday 22nd April

On the Poetry Programme on Sunday 22nd April at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, presenter Olivia O’Leary is joined by one of our most acclaimed contemporary poets, Eavan Boland, and we look forward to Poetry Day Ireland.

Eavan Boland was born in Dublin, studied in Ireland, London and New York, and published her first collection when she was still a student. She is currently Director of the Creative Writing Program at Stanford University in California.

Eavan Boland & Olivia O'Leary

Eavan is a pioneering figure in Irish poetry and one of the foremost voices in Irish literature. She joins Olivia O’Leary to talk about her poetry, the struggle of the early years, and her optimism about the current state of poetry in Ireland. She also reads a selection of poems from her many collections, including one which is a favourite with many: ‘Night Feed’. 

Poetry Day Ireland 2018 takes place on 26th April, and the programme ends with a preview of one of the planned events, the Poetry in Motion conference in Limerick, which brings together academics and performance poets.

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

 

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

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