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The Poetry Programme

Presenter Olivia O’Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in the Poetry Programme on Sundays on RTÉ Radio One at 7:30 pm.

Spring series 2021: Sunday 10 January to Sunday 23 May

Listen back to previous programmes.

Autumn series 2021: dates to be confirmed.

The Poetry Programme: Poems in a Pandemic, broadcast on 1st June 2020, has been shortlisted in the ‘specialist speech’ category of the IMRO Radio Awards 2021. Results to be announced on 1st October 2021. Listen back to the programme here: https://www.rte.ie/radio/radio1/the-poetry-programme/programmes/2020/0601/1143031-the-poetry-programme-monday-1-june-2020/

In 2018 the Poetry Programme released a series of 12 videos.

View videos.

The Poetry Programme is a Rockfinch production for RTÉ. Series Producer: Claire Cunningham.