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.
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Coming up in the Poetry Programme on Sunday 25th April, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, a new collection from James Harpur, and Niamh O'Donnell, Director of Poetry Ireland, previews Poetry Day Ireland 2021.
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The Poetry Programme: For everyone who loves poetry. And those who just don’t know it yet.
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Series Producer: Claire Cunningham. Researcher: Adam Wyeth. Executive Producer for RTÉ: Elizabeth Laragy
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.
Peter Duffy performing Patrick Kavanagh's "The Great Hunger"
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Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.