The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Saturday 5 March 2016

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: Elizabeth Laragy

On the Poetry Programme on Sunday 23rd September at 7:30 pm Olivia O’Leary meets the remarkable Pakistani-born poet Imtiaz Dharker, and Cahal Dallat reads the title poem from his collection 'The Year of Not Dancing'.

The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Connie Roberts reads her poems forged from a harsh childhood in an Irish orphanage.

The Poetry Programme, Saturday 5th March

In the Poetry Programme on 5 March Rick meets two poets shortlisted for upcoming awards.

Connie Roberts is one of 15 siblings who spent their childhoods in Irish industrial schools. She reads poems forged from a harsh childhood from her collection ‘Little Witness’, shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award.

Caitríona O’Reilly reads from her collection ‘Geis’, shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. The book is also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Finally, we look forward to Peter Duffy’s one-man performance of Patrick Kavanagh’s ‘The Great Hunger’ at Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin from 7th March.

Connie Roberts

Caitríona O'Reilly

Peter Duffy performing Patrick Kavanagh's "The Great Hunger"

The Poetry Programme

Saturday 5th March

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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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