Words Lightly Spoken: a new podcast of poetry from Ireland

18th January 2019

Words Lightly Spoken is a weekly podcast of poetry from Ireland. In each episode we bring you a poem, with an introduction.

The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is available on i-tunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

You can follow the podcast on the Words Lightly Spoken Facebook, Twitter or on the Poetry Ireland website.

The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council. www.artscouncil.ie.

Episode 135, Posted 23rd July 2021

Paula Meehan reads her poem The Exact Moment I Became A Poet in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from her Selected Poems, As If By Magic, published by Dedalus Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 134, Posted 23rd July 2021

Greg Delanty reads his poem One More Time in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection No More Time, published by Louisiana State University Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 133, Posted 16th July 2021

Liz McSkeane reads her poem Fernweh Tango in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from her collection Learning to Tango, published by Turas Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 132, Posted 9th July 2021

Leontia Flynn reads her version of Catullus #8 in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from her pamphlet Slim New Book, published by The Lifeboat. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 131, Posted 2nd July 2021

Matthew Geden reads 1601 in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection Kinsale Poems, published by Lapwing. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 130, Posted 25th June 2021

John Fitzgerald reads Breaking Point in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection The Time Being, published by The Gallery Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 129, Posted 18th June 2021

Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi reads How to Survive a Pandemic in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem was commissioned by the National Concert Hall in Ireland for the Notes from a Quiet Land event. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 128, Posted 11th June 2021

Vincent Woods reads the poem Malaga by Pearse Hutchinson (1927-2012) in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his first collection, Tongue Without Hands, and was also included in his Collected Poems, published by The Gallery Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 127, Posted 4th June 2021

James Conor Patterson reads his poem Yew from his sequence Bandit Country in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 126, Posted 27th May 2021

Nell Regan reads her poem Thirty-six Views of the Sugarloaf in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from her collection One Still Thing, published by Enitharmon Press.The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 125, Posted 21st May 2021

Emily Cooper reads her poem Cultural Appropriation in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Emily’s debut pamphlet, Glass, is published by Makina Books. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 124, Posted 14th May 2021

Kevin O’Farrell reads his poem Note to Paul in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 123, Posted 7th May 2021

Victoria Kennefick reads her poem Hunger Strikes Victoria Kennefick in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from her collection Eat Or We Both Starve, published by Carcanet Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 122, Posted 30th April 2021

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads her poem The Well in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. A former Ireland Professor of Poetry, Eiléan’s work is published by The Gallery Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 121, Posted 23rd April 2021

Damian Gorman reads his poem Available Light in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem was originally commissioned by the Irish International Immigrant Center, now renamed the Rian Immigrant Center. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 120, Posted 16th April 2021

Kerry Hardie reads her poem Taking the Weight in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, from her collection Where Now Begins, published by Bloodaxe Books. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 119, Posted 9th April 2021

Phil Lynch reads his poem Changing Light in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, from his collection In a Changing Light, published by Salmon Poetry. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 118, Posted 2nd April 2021

Geraldine Mitchell reads her poem On the Length of the Day, or the Night in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, from her collection Mute/Unmute, published by Arlen House. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 117, Posted 26th March 2021

Eithne Hand reads her poem Missing Words in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, from her collection Fox Trousers, published by Salmon Poetry. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 116, Posted 19th March 2021

Moya Cannon reads her poem Hands in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, from her Collected Poems, published by Carcanet. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.