The Poetry Programme Saturday 22 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 22nd October
In the Poetry Programme on 22 October, new English translations of poems by Rilke, Vona Groarke has two new books out, and a reading from the ‘All Through the Night’ anthology.
When poet Seamus Hogan was doing German language classes in Balllydehob with teacher Ailin Becker a few years ago, he suggested that the class should translate Rilke’s poem ‘Der Panther’ into English. Following the success of that, Seamus, his classmate, retired landscape architect Sean O’Mahony, and Ailin worked together for three years and ultimately published ’30 Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke’. Seamus and Sean join Rick on the Poetry Programme, along with Professor Joachim Fischer of the University of Limerick who gives a flavour of the original German.
Vona Groarke has two publications out with Gallery Press at the moment, her ‘Selected Poems’, chosen from six collections published over twenty years, and a personal essay called ‘Four Sides Full’. She reads from both on the programme.
Moya Cannon reads her poem ‘Night’ from the new anthology ‘All Through the Night’ edited by Marie Heaney and published by Poetry Ireland.
Seamus Hogan, Ailin Becker and Sean O’Mahony
Vona Groarke (Credit Caroline Forbes/The Gallery Press)
Moya Cannon (Courtes of Carcanet)
'All Through the Night'
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Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.