19 episodes

An Irish Spoken Word podcast featuring the some of Ireland's most talented spoken word artists. Hosted by co-founders of Boundless & Bare Melanie O'Donovan and Melissa Ridge

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An Irish Spoken Word podcast featuring the some of Ireland's most talented spoken word artists. Hosted by co-founders of Boundless & Bare Melanie O'Donovan and Melissa Ridge

    Beau Williams on Performing Internationally

    Beau Williams on Performing Internationally

    Melissa and Quinton discuss the ins and outs of the Irish Improv scene and how to break into it. 

    • 56 min
    Quinton O'Reilly On Improv

    Quinton O'Reilly On Improv

    Melissa and Quinton discuss the ins and outs of the Irish Improv scene and how to break into it. 

    • 39 min
    PHIL LYNCH ON BRINGING LIFE TO POETRY

    PHIL LYNCH ON BRINGING LIFE TO POETRY

    Phil Lynch is an iconic Dublin writer and poet whose work and events for years has inspired the spoken word community. He is a regular performer at poetry and spoken word events and festivals in Ireland, London, Paris, Brussels and New York. Phil is a member of the Dalkey Writers Workshop and  was a runner-up in the iYeats Poetry Competition in 2014  and the winner of the Intercompetitive Poetry Competition in 2018. His work has been featured extensively in Irish Media and his collection "In a Changing Light" has been published by Salmon Poetry. Phil is a co-founder of Lingo the iconic Irish spoken word festival. 

    • 49 min
    HAZEL HOGAN ON BEING EARNEST

    HAZEL HOGAN ON BEING EARNEST

    In this episode of the Boundless & Bare podcast Melissa Ridge sits down with Hazel Hogan, a 26 year old poet from Dublin. Hazel Hogan who started when she was ten discusses everything from Grangegorman to her brand new podcast Being Earnest with Hazel Hogan. Hazel Hogan is a poet from North Dublin. She was featured in Arbutus Yarns 'This Ain't No Disco' and was selected to take part in the Dublin City of Literature project, Dublin: A Year in Words.

    • 53 min
    RAVEN ON HOME

    RAVEN ON HOME

    For the halfway point for Season 2 Melissa and Melanie sit down with the acclaimed Raven.

    Raven is a multi-disciplinary artist – writer, performer, filmmaker and arts educator originally from San Francisco, California, now living in Dublin.

    In addition to being an Emmy award-winning videographer, his written work has appeared in print in the U.S. and Ireland in numerous anthologies, magazines and in his collection, The Living, the Dead and Americans. He is also an acclaimed performer, having captivated audiences as a poet, rapper and actor on stages at literary, music and arts festivals and events in Ireland, the US, South Africa and the UK for twenty years.

    As an educator he has taught workshops and courses in poetics, creative writing and filmmaking for even longer; he has worked with children and adults, often with special needs or challenges. He has given private instruction, lectures and taught in diverse settings, in Ireland and abroad – the Junior Certificate School Program (eleven Dublin schools), Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (Dublin), National Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (Trinity College, Dublin), National Council for the Blind in Ireland (Dublin), Creativity Explored (San Francisco), and University of Kwazulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa), amongst others

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tari Takavarasha on Rhyme, Rhythm & Race

    Tari Takavarasha on Rhyme, Rhythm & Race

    In this episode we sit down with Tari Takavarasha one of the poets who will be joining us on our Sunshine Tantrum tour. In this episode we explore the importance of good mentors, how rhyme and rhythm can shape a poem as well as expression as a mixed race woman.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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