The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 27 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 15th December 2019, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Martina Evans joins presenter Olivia O'Leary to read poems old and new, and Eoin Devereux reads from a new anthology of poetry by working-class writers.

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

Colette Bryce recalls growing up in Derry in Northern Ireland when she joins Olivia O'Leary on the Poetry Programme. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme, Sunday 27th October

In the Poetry Programme on 27th October 2019, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Colette Bryce recalls growing up in Derry during the Troubles, and we have a reading from Belfast poet Medbh McGuckian.

Colette Bryce was born in Derry in 1970. She has published four poetry collections with Picador, most recently The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (2014), recipient of a Christopher Ewart-Biggs Award in memory of Seamus Heaney. She currently lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, where she works as a freelance writer and editor. 

Colette Bryce

Colette talks with Olivia about her childhood in Derry and her memories of the Troubles and reads a number of poems that vividly recall that period. She also talks about her process when she writes poetry and the importance of the image.

The programme ends with a reading by Belfast poet Medbh McGuckian of a poem from her collection Love, the Magician, published by Arlen House. Medbh has also recently published a new collection, Marine Cloud Brightening, with The Gallery Press.

Medbh McGuckian and Olivia O'Leary

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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