The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 17 May 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.

The spring 2020 series of the Poetry Programme has now ended. The programme will return for a new series in the autumn. 

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

Olivia O'Leary meets Scottish poets Don Paterson and Peter Mackay. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme, Sunday 17th May

Peter Mackay/Pàdraig MacAoidh, who grew up on the Isle of Lewis, in the Hebrides, writes poetry in Scottish Gaelic and English.  A lecturer in the School of English at St Andrews University in Scotland, he is an expert in Scottish and Irish literature from 1800 onwards. His second poetry collection, Nàdar de/Some Kind of (Acair), was published in February 2020.

Peter Mackay and Olivia O'Leary

One of Scotland's best known poets, Don Paterson is professor of Poetry at the University of St Andrews and poetry editor at Picador. His poetry has twice won both the TS Eliot and Whitbread/Costa Prizes and has also won three Forward prizes.  He won the Queen’s Gold medal for Poetry in 2010.  His most recent collection, Zonal (Faber & Faber), was published in the spring of 2020.

Don Paterson 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.

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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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