The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 24 January 2021

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 Sunday 7th March, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, Olivia O'Leary is joined by poets Patrick Cotter and Jessamine O’Connor.

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

Kerry Hardie and John O'Donnell join Olivia O'Leary to read new poems and talk about their work. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

The Poetry Programme, Sunday 24th January

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.

Kerry Hardie is based in Co. Kilkenny and has published eight collections of poetry and her latest collection, Where Now Begins (Bloodaxe Books), was published in 2020. She joins Olivia to read poems from the collection which celebrate nature and reflect on dealing loss.

Kerry Hardie

On the Poetry Programme a few weeks ago, John O’Donnell spoke with Olivia about the activities of PEN Ireland and read a poem by the Turkish poet Ilhan Çomak. He joins Olivia again, this time to bring us some of his own work and to read from his collection Sunlight: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press) and some brand new work.

John O'Donnell (credit John Minihan)

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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