The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 22 March 2020

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

The Poetry Programme returns for a new series with Mary O'Malley and Patrick Chapman joining presenter Olivia O'Leary. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme, Sunday 22nd March

In the Poetry Programme at 7:30 pm on Sunday 22nd March on RTÉ Radio 1 Olivia O'Leary meets poets Mary O’Malley and Patrick Chapman.

Mary O'Malley

Mary O'Malley was born in Connemara and educated at University College Galway. She lived in Lisbon for eight years and taught at Universidade Nova. She is a member of Aosdána and has won a number of awards for her poetry, including the 2016 Arts Council University of Limerick Writer's Fellowship. She is active in environmental education, specifically marine.

She joins Olivia to talk about and read a selection of poems from her collection Gaudent Angeli, published in 2019 by Carcanet, on topics ranging from concerns for our environment, to the dangers of the internet, to the allure of oranges.

Patrick Chapman has published eight poetry collections since 1991, as well as a novel and three volumes of stories. His other works include a short film, television for children, and audio dramas for Doctor Who and Dan Dare. His 2019 collection, Open Season on the Moon (Salmon Poetry), has been described as his 'most experimental and engaging collection yet’, and he reads number of poems, including one which brings us into the strange world of film director David Lynch.

Olivia O'Leary and Patrick Chapman

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.

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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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