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 49, Posted 13th December 2019

Kevin Higgins reads his poem My View of Things 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 Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital, published by Salmon Poetry.

Episode 48, Posted 6th December 2019

Jo Burns reads her poem Heart or Reason 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 White Horses, published by Turas Press.

Episode 47, Posted 29th November 2019

Patrick Kehoe reads his poem Badajoz in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Patrick’s work is published by Salmon Poetry and Dedalus Press.

Episode 46, Posted 22nd November 2019

Harry Clifton reads his poem Trance 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 Herod’s Dispensations, published by Bloodaxe Books.

Episode 45, Posted 15th November 2019

Marah Curran reads her poem The Children of Lir in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem won the Poetry Prize at the 2019 Allingham Festival.

Episode 44, Posted 8th November 2019

Sarah Clancy reads her poem Note to Self in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is included in the anthology Correspondences, available through the Stinging Fly website. All proceeds from the sale of the anthology go to MASI, the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland.

Episode 43, Posted 1st November 2019

Lucy Collins reads the poem North Wind by Lola Ridge in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem appeared in Lola Ridge’s collection The Ghetto and Other Poems and is included in To The Many, a collection of the early works by Lola Ridge, edited by Daniel Tobin.

Episode 42, Posted 25th October 2019

Jessica Traynor reads her poem If you can tame a wild cat you can raise a baby in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Jessica’s poetry is published by Dedalus Press.

Episode 41, Posted 18th October 2019

Seán Lysaght reads his poem Golden Oriole in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Seán’s poetry is published The Gallery Press.

Episode 40, Posted 11th October 2019

Simon Ó Faoláin reads his poem Léaslínte, and the English translation, Horizons, in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Simon is one of the contributors to Calling Cards: Ten Younger Irish Poets, published by The Gallery Press and Poetry Ireland.

Episode 39, Posted 4th October 2019

Ciarán O’Rourke reads his poem The Revolutionist 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 Buried Breath, published by Irish Pages Press.

Episode 38, Posted 27th September 2019

Mary Noonan reads her poem The Crooked Man of Chinchón 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 Stone Girl, published by Dedalus Press.

Episode 37, Posted 20th September 2019

Laurence O’Dwyer reads his poem Mahon Falls 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 Tratography, published by Templar Poetry.

Episode 36, Posted 12th September 2019

Fred Johnston reads his poem Cloud Cover 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 Rogue States, published by Salmon Poetry.

Episode 35, Posted 6th September 2019

This episode of Words Lightly Spoken is made in collaboration with Poetry Ireland and marks the publication of the summer 2019 issue of Poetry Ireland Review. The presenter is Paul Perry and his guests are three of the contributors to the Review: Angela Finn, Jonathan C Creasy and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe. The podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Episode 34, Posted 30th August 2019

Martin Dyar reads his poem Burke’s Goddess in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is the title poem from his forthcoming second collection, published by Arlen House.

Episode 33, Posted 23rd August 2019

Medbh McGuckian reads her poem My Chaise 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 Love, The Magician, published by Arlen House.

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.