The Poetry Programme Sunday 7 March 2021
Olivia O’Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in The Poetry Programme on Sundays at 7:30 pm.
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The Poetry Programme: For everyone who loves poetry. And those who just don’t know it yet.
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Series Producer: Claire Cunningham. Researcher: Adam Wyeth. Executive Producer for RTÉ: Elizabeth Laragy
The Poetry Programme, Sunday 7th March 2021
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.
Jessamine O'Connor is a Dublin-born writer living on the Sligo/Roscommon border in the west of Ireland. She was the winner of the inaugural Comórtas Filíochta Chultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 2020 (with poem translated by Oilí Diarmuid); Poetry Ireland/Butlers Cafe competition 2017, and previously the iYeats and Francis Ledwidge awards in 2011. She has published a number of chapbooks and joins Olivia O’Leary to talk about her first full collection, Silver Spoon, published by Salmon Poetry.
Jessamine O'Connor (credit Roisin Loughrey)
Patrick Cotter was born in Cork city, where he still lives and works as a literary festival organiser and editor. His poems have been published in journals such as the Financial Times, The London Review of Books, Poetry and Poetry Review. He is a recipient of the Keats-Shelley Prize for Poetry and his work been translated into over a dozen languages. He joins Olivia to talk about Sonic White Poise (Dedalus Press), his third full-length collection.
About The Show
Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.