Poetry Programme

Olivia O'Leary with guests Thomas McCarthy & Sarah Clancy1

Presenter Olivia O’Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in the Poetry Programme, a weekly series on Saturdays on RTÉ Radio One at 7:30 pm from Saturday 9 September 2017.

Listen back to previous programmes.

Across the series we meet established and acclaimed Irish poets, including Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Siobhán Campbell, Nessa O’Mahony and Frank Ormsby, international poets, such as Liz Lochhead, Mark Roper and Luke Kennard, and a new generation of poets, like Sean Hewitt, Elaine Cosgrove and Susannah Dickey. The programmes also looks back to poets of the past, marking the 50th anniversary of Patrick Kavanagh and the 90th birthday of Richard Murphy.

From Slam Poetry to Yeats, from Donne to Durcan, from Bishop to Boland, the Poetry Programme is for everyone who loves poetry. And those who just don’t know it yet.

The Poetry Programme is a Rockfinch production for RTÉ. The members of the production team are Claire Cunningham (series producer), Julien Clancy (reporter/co-producer), with additional research by Adam Wyeth and Jessica Traynor.

The 2015 and 2016 series of the Poetry Programme were presented by Rick O’Shea.