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Leading Irish poets read their own work. In association with Poetry Ireland, broadcast on Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive, Saturday (4-7pm) and Sunday (4-6pm) on RTÉ Lyric FM.

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Leading Irish poets read their own work. In association with Poetry Ireland, broadcast on Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive, Saturday (4-7pm) and Sunday (4-6pm) on RTÉ Lyric FM.

    Poetry File | Áine Uí Fhoghlú

    Poetry File | Áine Uí Fhoghlú

    Áine Uí Fhoghlú reads Ag scarúint in Aerfort Perth/ Parting at Perth Airport. Recently named as the Poet Laureate for Dungarvan, Áine’s published works include poetry, teen fiction and Scéalta agus Seanchas/Potatoes, Children & Seaweed. Áine has won the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award and her work appears as a Junior Cycle text.

    • 4 min
    Poetry File | David Murphy

    Poetry File | David Murphy

    David Murphy reads his poem Willow Pattern. David Murphy lives in Lusk, Co Dublin and has had three novels and three short-story collections published in Ireland and abroad. His first non-fiction book was published by Liffey Press in 2014 and his first poetry collection, ‘Drowning in the Desert’, was published by Revival Press in 2020.

    • 3 min
    Poetry File | Angela Keogh

    Poetry File | Angela Keogh

    Today Angela Keogh reads ‘An Irish Poem’,?a winner at the Waterford Poetry Prize in 2018.?Her first novel. 'The Winter Dress' was published in 2020 by the Harvest Press and two of her radio plays, 'The Winter Dress' and 'Letters in the post' were broadcast in 2021.

    • 3 min
    Poetry File | Dermot Bolger reads Fairground Ponies

    Poetry File | Dermot Bolger reads Fairground Ponies

    In a special tribute to mark the 150th birthday of painter Jack B. Years, Dermot Bolger reads 'Fairground Ponies' inspired by Yeats' final sketch.

    • 3 min
    Poetry File | Julie O'Callaghan

    Poetry File | Julie O'Callaghan

    Julie O'Callaghan reads Early on Indian Hill. Born in Chicago in 1954, Julie O'Callaghan has lived in Ireland since 1974. Her most recent publications include New & Selected Poems (2008) and Magnum Mysterium (2020). She has received the Michael Hartnett Award for poetry and is a member of the Irish academy of arts, Aosdána.

    • 1 min
    Poetry File | Philip Mc Donagh

    Poetry File | Philip Mc Donagh

    Philip Mc Donagh reads The Lute Girl. Philip McDonagh has several poetry collections and two theatre works. His poems and articles continue to appear regularly in newspapers and periodicals. He is Adjunct Professor at Dublin City University and Director of the Centre for Religion, Human Values, and International Relations.

    • 4 min

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