The Poetry Programme Saturday 15 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 15th October
In the Poetry Programme on 15 October Paul Muldoon reads from his newly-published ‘Selected Poems’, a visit to the Keats House Museum in London, and a poem by Joseph Mary Plunkett is set to music.
Paul Muldoon has published twelve major collections of poetry, the first, ‘New Weather’ in 1973, when he was still a student at Queen’s University Belfast, and the most recent, ‘One Thousand Things Worth Knowing’, just last year. Faber & Faber have now published a book of sixty ‘Selected Poems’, five each from those twelve collections. Paul talks with Rick about the new collection and tells us about an upcoming event at the John O’Connor School in Armagh.
Julien Clancy visits the Keats House Museum in London to hear about the poet’s short life and some of his most memorable poems.
The programme ends with a track from the ‘1916 Visionaries’ CD, a musical setting of Joseph Mary Plunkett’s poem ‘The Cloud’ by musician Lorcán Mac Mathúna.
Paul Muldoon (Credit Michael Potiker; Courtesy of Faber & Faber)
The musicians from '1916-Visionaries And Their Words'
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Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.