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 32, Posted 16th August 2019

Mark Granier reads his poem Tube in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is from his collection Ghostlight, published by Salmon Poetry.

Episode 31, Posted 9th August 2019

Pat Boran reads his poem The Children of Alcoholics in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is from his collection Then Again, published by Dedalus Press.

Episode 30, Posted 1st August 2019

Colette Bryce reads her poem And They Call It Lovely Derry in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is published in her Selected Poems, published by Picador.

Episode 29, Posted 25th July 2019

Gerald Dawe introduces and reads the poem Lullaby by Francis Ledwidge in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Ledwidge was killed during World War I, on 31st July 1917, just weeks before his 30th birthday.

Episode 28, Posted 18th July 2019

Ron Carey reads his poem The Long Path in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem was awarded the Allingham Poetry Prize in 2018.

Episode 27, Posted 10th July 2019

Áine Ní Ghlinn reads her poem Tú Féin is Mé Féin in the original Irish, and the English translation as Yourself and Myself, in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is published in Áine’s collection Deora nár Caoineadh/Unshed Tears, published by Coiscéim and the Dedalus Press.

Episode 26, Posted 5th July 2019

Pete Mullineaux reads his poem The Wave in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is published in Pete’s collection How to Bake a Planet, published by Salmon Poetry.

Episode 25, Posted 28th June 2019

Mary O’Donnell reads her poem My Mother’s Irish, Risen At Easter in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem will be published in Mary’s new collection Mary of St Médiers in 2020. Mary’s work is published by Salmon Poetry and Arc Publications UK.

Episode 24, Posted 21st June 2019

Julie Morrissy reads her poem The Mile End in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is published in Julie’s collection Where, the Mile End, published by Tall Lighthouse and Book*hug.

Episode 23, Posted 13th June 2019

Christodoulos Makris reads section 5 from his documentary poem This is no longer entertainment in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. This is no longer entertainment is published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe.

Episode 22, Posted 6th June 2019

Rita Ann Higgins reads her poem Homage in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Rita Ann’s work is published by Bloodaxe Books and Salmon Poetry.

Episode 21, Posted 30th May 2019

Paul Perry reads his poem Puffins in Marley Park in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is from his pamphlet The Ghosts of Barnacullia.

Episode 20, Posted 23rd May 2019

Paul Muldoon reads his poem The Birth in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is from his Selected Poems 1968-2014, published by Faber & Faber.

Episode 19, Posted 16th May 2019

Maureen Boyle reads her poem Black Mountain Viewed from English 6 in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is from her collection The Work of a Winter, published by Arlen House.

Episode 18, Posted 9th May 2019

Adam Wyeth reads his poem Girl with a Bag in Barcelona in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is from his collection The Art of Dying, published by Salmon Poetry.

Episode 17, Posted 2nd May 2019

Gerard Smyth reads his poem The Heartbroken Poets in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Gerard’s work is published by The Dedalus Press.

Episode 16, Posted 25th April 2019

Moya Roddy reads her poem Miracle in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is from her collection Out of the Ordinary, published by Salmon Poetry.

Episode 15, Posted 17th April 2019

This episode is made in collaboration with Poetry Ireland and marks the publication of the spring 2019 issue of Poetry Ireland Review. The presenter is Paul Perry and his guests are three of the contributors to the Review: Seán Hewitt, Jean O’Brien and Freddie Trevaskis Hoskin.

Episode 14, Posted 12th April 2019

Anamaría Crowe Serrano reads her poem Frontiers in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is from her collection On Words and Up Words, published by Shearsman.

Episode 13, Posted 4th April 2019

Jane Clarke reads her poem He stood at the top of the stairs in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem was published in volume 121 of Poetry Ireland Review and Jane’s work is published by Bloodaxe Books.