The Poetry Programme Saturday 2 December 2017
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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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: Clíodhna Ní Anluain.
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The Poetry Programme, Saturday 2nd December
In the Poetry Programme on Saturday 2nd December Olivia O'Leary meets Manuela Palacios, editor of Migrant Shores, an anthology of work by Irish, Moroccan and Galician poets, published by Salmon Poetry. Manuela reads a poem by Moroccan poet Aicha Bassry, while Sarah Clancy reads her translation of the poem and the one she wrote in response.
Maureen Boyle talks with Olivia about how she has used the Ireland Chair of Poetry travel bursary which she was awarded earlier this year and reads from her debut collection The Work of a Winter, published by Arlen House.
Olivia O'Leary & Maureen Boyle
We also have readings from three award-winning poets:
Ruth Timmins reads Ways Beyond, from her collection Hour Angles, which won the 2017 Patrick Kavanagh Award.
Clodagh Beresford-Dunne reads her poem Seven Sugar Cubes, winner of the Irish Poem of the Year award at the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.
Clodagh Beresford-Dunne & Olivia O'Leary
Eavan Boland, recipient of the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award, reads her poem This Moment, from her collection In a Time of Violence, published by Carcanet.
Eavan Boland and Olivia O'Leary
The Poetry Programme is a Rockfinch production for RTÉ. Series Producer: Claire Cunningham. Executive Producer for RTÉ: Clíodhna Ní Anluain.
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Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.