The Poetry Programme Sunday 23 September 2018
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: Elizabeth Laragy
The Poetry Programme, Sunday 23rd September
Imtiaz Dharker enthralled audiences with her readings at this year’s John Hewitt International Summer School in Armagh. She was born in Pakistan, raised in Glasgow, and now lives between London and Mumbai. She describes herself as a Scottish Muslim Calvinist and has written about the tensions between secular and religious cultures in a world of fear and emergent fundamentalisms. She is also an accomplished visual artist and has illustrated her own collections and her website, and visual art also makes its way into her poetry. Among her many awards is the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
Imtiaz joins Olivia to talk about her life and poetry, and she reads some early poems and some from her latest collection, Luck is the Hook, published by Bloodaxe in 2018.
Imtiaz Dharker and Olivia O'Leary
Cahal Dallat is one of the organisers of the John Hewitt International Summer School, and the programme ends with a reading by Cahal of the title poem from his collection The Year of Not Dancing, published by Blackstaff.
Cahal Dallat and Olivia O'Leary
The Poetry Programme will be available to listen back to after broadcast on the RTÉ radio player.
The Poetry Programme is a Rockfinch production for RTÉ. Series Producer: Claire Cunningham.
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Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.