The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 13 December 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.

Coming up in the Poetry Programme on Sunday 24th January, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Kerry Hardie and John O'Donnell join Olivia O’Leary to read new poems inspired by nature, loss and wonder.  

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

Kate Newman talks with Olivia O'Leary about her work and we hear about P is for Poetry, an anthology for children. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme Sunday 13th December

In the Poetry Programme on Sunday 13th December at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Kate Newmann is inspired by the Titanic, and news of a gorgeous book of poetry for children.

Like so many Northern poets, award-winning poet Kate Newmann has been inspired by the story of the Titanic. She joins presenter Olivia O'Leary to read from her last collection, Ask Me Next Saturday, published by Summer Palace Press, and to give a preview of her forthcoming new collection, including poems reflecting life under lockdown and her father’s final months.

Kate Newmann

P is for Poetry is a gorgeous new collection of poetry for children, published by O’Brien Press. Editor Seamus Cashman tells us all about it and he and young readers Finn O’Donaill, Daisy Moorhouse and Florence Moorhouse read poems by Moyra Donaldson, Terry McDonagh, Pat Ingoldsby and Julie O’Callaghan. There’s also a chance for five listeners to win a copy.

Cover of 'P is for Poetry'

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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