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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 | Nithy Kasa

    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.

    • 2 min
    Poetry File | William Wall

    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.

    • 3 min
    Poetry File | Celia de Fréine

    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.

    • 4 min
    Poetry File | Nick Laird

    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.

    • 1 min
    Poetry File | Julie O'Callaghan

    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.

    • 1 min
    Poetry File| Philip Mc Donagh

    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.

    • 3 min

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