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The Southword Poetry Podcast is produced by the Munster Literature Centre and hosted by Sarah Byrne. Every two weeks, a guest poet talks in depth about their latest work and shares a few of their poems. We also hear a poem from a recent issue of the literary journal Southword. Poets for the 2022 season have been selected by Sarah Byrne, Patrick Cotter & James O’Leary. The Munster Literature Centre is a grateful recipient of funding from the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Office of Cork City Council.

Southword Poetry Podcast Munster Literature Centre

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The Southword Poetry Podcast is produced by the Munster Literature Centre and hosted by Sarah Byrne. Every two weeks, a guest poet talks in depth about their latest work and shares a few of their poems. We also hear a poem from a recent issue of the literary journal Southword. Poets for the 2022 season have been selected by Sarah Byrne, Patrick Cotter & James O’Leary. The Munster Literature Centre is a grateful recipient of funding from the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Office of Cork City Council.

    Victoria Kennefick

    Victoria Kennefick

    Victoria Kennefick's debut poetry collection, Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet, 2021), won the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2022 and was awarded the Dalkey Book Festival Emerging Writer of the Year 2022. Most recently, it has been shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry 2022. In 2021, it was shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Costa Poetry Book Award. It was a book of the year in The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Independent and The White Review. Her pamphlet, White Whale (Southword Editions, 2015), won the Munster Literature Centre’s Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition and the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet. Victoria is the current poet-in-residence at the Yeats Society Sligo.
    This week's Southword poem is My Eyes by Dermot Bolger, which appears in issue 41. You can buy single issues, subscribe, or find out how to submit to Southword here.

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    Episode 1 Coming 1st August

    Episode 1 Coming 1st August

    The Southword Poetry Podcast, hosted by Sarah Byrne, launches it's first episode on 1st August with guest poet Victoria Kennefick. Released every two weeks, we'll have ten episodes in 2022.

    Produced by the Munster Literature Centre https://www.munsterlit.ie/

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