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RTÉ Poetry Programme Feature

We are very grateful to RTÉ Poetry Programme, Olivia Leary, Nessa O'Mahony, and David Butler for including HOWL New Irish Writing on this years list of great gifts for readers! If you missed it, you can catch up on the show here.



Episode Notes


Nessa O'Mahony and David Butler suggest some anthologies and journals to buy for Christmas.


With so many anthologies and journals available to buy for Christmas, Nessa O’Mahony and David Butler rise to the challenge to fit as many as they can into the programme.


We hear readings from a selection of seven publications:


Poetry Ireland Review, edited by Nessa O’Mahony (published by Poetry Ireland); Romance Options, love poems for today, edited by Leeanne Quinn and Joseph Woods (Dedalus Press); Poems for when you can’t find the words, edited by Mary Shine Thompson (Gill Books); The Book of Life, edited by Grace Wells (Dedalus); Howl, a new journal of poetry and prose (edited by Róisín Leggett Bohan and Lauren O’Donovan, with Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh as guest editor for Irish); Vital Signs, poems of illness and healing, edited by Martin Dyar (Poetry Ireland); The Stony Thursday Book, edited by Annemarie Ní Churreáin (published by Limerick Arts Office and Limerick City and County Council).


We hear poems on the programme by Paula Meehan, Tom French, Aifric Mac Aodha, Jane Clarke, Stephen de Búrca, Maurice Devitt, Eleanor Hooker, Anne Tannam, David Butler and Nessa O'Mahony, all read by the author.


Photo: Olivia O'Leary, David Butler, Nessa O’Mahony

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