The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 13 October 2019

Olivia O’Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in The Poetry Programme on Sundays at 7:30 pm.

You can contact the Poetry Programme by emailing poetry@rte.ie, tweeting @PoetryProgRTE, or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RTEPoetryProgramme.

In the Poetry Programme on 8th December 2019, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, presenter Olivia O’Leary is joined by poets Peter Sirr and Ross Thompson.

You can also listen back to all previous programmes in the Programme Archive (see above right).

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

The Poetry Programme

Belfast poet Stephen Sexton joins Olivia O'Leary in the first of a new series of the Poetry Programme. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme, Sunday 13th October

In the first programme of the new 2019 autumn series of the Poetry Programme, Belfast poet Stephen Sexton reads from his highly-acclaimed debut collection, shortlisted for a 2019 Forward Prize. If All the World and Love Were Young (Penguin) began as an exploration of the Super Mario video games that Stephen played as a boy, and turned into a moving elegy for his mother. 

Stephen Sexton and Olivia O'Leary

Also on the programme, Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe reads one of her poems from the anthology Writing Home: the ‘New Irish’ Poets (Dedalus Press).

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe

To mark the passing of Ciarán Carson, who died on 6th October 2019, the programme ends with a recording from the RTÉ archive of Ciarán reading his poem Birthright, from his collection For All We Know (The Gallery Press). 

The Poetry Programme is 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. 

About The Show

Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

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