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 | Nithy Kasa
Nithy Kasa reads her poem When the Time Comes Nithy Kasa is a Dublin based poet from the DR Congo. She was a guest poet for Carlow University's MFA Residency 2019, shortlisted for Red Line Book Festival and published in Writing Home: The New Irish Poets.
Poetry File | William Wall
William Wall reads Receiver of Wreck William Wall is the author of six novels, four collections of poetry and three volumes of stories. His forthcoming collection Smugglers In the Underground Hug-Trade, is due for publication in Autumn 2021.
Poetry File | Celia de Fréine
Celia de Fréine reads her poem Éabha: Brí na Beatha/ Eva: Meaning of Life. Celia de Fréine writes in many genres in both Irish and English. Awards for her poetry include the Patrick Kavanagh Award and Gradam Litríochta Chló Iar-Chonnacht. To date she has published nine collections.
Poetry File | Nick Laird
Nick Laird reads his poem A Mixed Marriage. Nick Laird is the recipient of many prizes for his poetry and fiction, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. He is on faculty at New York University and Professor of Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University in Belfast.
Poetry File | Julie O'Callaghan
Julie O'Callaghan reads her poem Dictation. Born in Chicago in 1954, Julie has lived in Ireland since 1974. She has an extensive collection of published works and has received the Michael Hartnett Award for poetry. She is a member of the Irish academy of arts, Aosdána.
Poetry File| Philip Mc Donagh
Philip Mc Donagh reads his poem Antigone and Pangur. Philip is Adjunct Professor at Dublin City University and Director of the Centre for Religion, Human Values, and International Relations. He has several published poetry collections and his works appear regularly in newspapers and periodicals.