The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 1 December 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 at 7:30 pm on Sunday 5th April on RTÉ Radio 1 Olivia O'Leary meets poets Dairena Ní Chinnéide and Gerard Smyth.

In the Poetry Programme at 7:30 pm on Sunday 5th April on RTÉ Radio 1 Olivia O'Leary meets poets Dairena Ní Chinnéide and Gerard Smyth.

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. Researcher: Adam Wyeth. Executive Producer for RTÉ: Elizabeth Laragy

The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Mary O'Donnell and Catherine Phil MacCarthy join Olivia O'Leary on the Poetry Programme. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme, Sunday 1st December

In the Poetry Programme on 1st December 2019, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, presenter Olivia O’Leary is joined by poets Mary O’Donnell and Catherine Phil MacCarthy.

Mary O’Donnell is a poet, novelist and short-story writer. She was born in Monaghan and studied German and Philosophy at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Her poetry collections include Reading the Sunflowers in September (1990) and Spiderwoman’s Third Avenue Rhapsody (1993), both nominated for an Irish Times Literature Award, September Elegies (2003), The Place of Miracles (2006), and The Ark Builders (2009). She joins Olivia O’Leary to read some work from her forthcoming collection, Massacre of the Birds, due to be published in 2020 by Salmon Poetry.

Mary O'Donnell and Olivia O'Leary

Catherine Phil MacCarthy was born in Co. Limerick and studied at University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, and Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She taught at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and at The Drama Centre, University College Dublin, before turning full-time to writing in 1999. She is the author of five poetry books, was the winner of The International Fish Poetry Prize in 2010, and is the recipient of the 2014 Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, administered by the University of St Paul, MN, USA. She reads from her latest collection, Daughters of the House (Dedalus, 2019)

Catherine MacCarthy and Olivia O'Leary

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

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