The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Sunday at 7.30pm

The Poetry Programme Sunday 14 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.

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 18th April, at 7:30 pm on RTÉ Radio 1, a new collection from Martina Evans, and readings by Kate Ennals and Kevin O'Farrell.

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.

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Series Producer: Claire Cunningham. Researcher: Adam Wyeth. Executive Producer for RTÉ: Elizabeth Laragy

The Poetry Programme

The Poetry Programme

Olivia O'Leary is joined by John McAuliffe to talk about new voices in poetry and the programme marks Mother's Day. A Rockfinch production for RTÉ. .

The Poetry Programme, Sunday 14th March

In the Poetry Programme on Sunday 14th March on RTÉ Radio 1, John McAuliffe introduces the New Poetries VIII anthology, and a poem from Jessamine O'Connor to mark Mother’s Day. 

John McAuliffe has published a number of collections of poetry, of which the most recent is The Kabul Olympics.  He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing and Associate Publisher at Carcanet.  

John McAuliffe

He joins presenter Olivia O’Leary to talk about New Poetries VIII, a new anthology published by Carcanet, which he has co-edited with Carcanet’s director, Michael Schmidt. It is the latest in Carcanet’s introductory anthology series presenting work by poets writing in English from around the world, and is a Poetry Book Society Spring 2021 Special Commendation.


In the course of the programme we hear readings by four of the poets featured in the anthology: Jenny King, who was born in London during the Blitz, Christine Roseeta Walker, who was born in Jamaica and lives in the UK, Conor Cleary, who is from Kerry, and Belfast poet Padraig Regan.

Also on the programme, a poem by Jessamine O'Connor to mark Mother’s Day from her collection Silver Spoon (Salmon Poetry).

Jenny King

Chrisrine Roseeta Walker

Conor Cleary

Padraig Regan


 

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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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