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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.

Spring series 2021: Sunday 10 January to Sunday 23 May

Autumn series 2021: Sunday 14th November to Sunday 19th December at 7 pm.

Details of the 2022 series are forthcoming.

Listen back to previous programmes.

The Poetry Programme: Poems in a Pandemic, broadcast on 1st June 2020, was a finalist in the ‘specialist speech’ category of the IMRO Radio Awards 2021. Listen back to the programme here:

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.