The Poetry Programme Saturday 8 October 2016
Olivia O’Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in The Poetry Programme on Sundays at 7:30 pm.
In the Poetry Programme on Sunday 26th May at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1 Olivia O'Leary is joined by poets Mary Noonan and Ciarán O’Rourke, and we hear a reading by Mary's late partner, Matthew Sweeney, who died last year.
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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
The Poetry Programme, Saturday 8th October
In the Poetry Programme on 8 October Joe Horgan explores themes of migration and diversity, Kerrie O’Brien is inspired by Paris, and we preview the upcoming Lingo Festival.
Joe Horgan was born in Birmingham of Irish immigrant parents. The author of four books, many of his poems explore themes of migration and diversity, and his latest work is a collaboration with Antony Owen called ‘The Year I Loved England’ (PigHog).
Kerrie O Brien is a well-known, Dublin-based poet with a reputation in both spoken word and poetry publishing circles. She has a particular interest in Paris and that city is at the centre of her recently-published collection ‘Illuminate” (Salmon Poetry).
Erin Fornoff, co-founder and programme manager of Lingo, previews some of the Irish and international performers which audiences can look forward to in the 2016 Lingo Festival.
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Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.