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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.