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 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.

Episode 12, Posted 28th March 2019

Erin Fornoff reads her poem Espero 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 Hymn to the Reckless, published by Dedalus Press.

Episode 11, Posted 21st March 2019

Peter Sirr reads his poem The Gravity Wave in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Peter’s work is published by The Gallery Press.

Episode 10, Posted 16th March 2019

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh reads her poem Filleadh ón Antartach, and the English translation, Return from Antarctica, by Billy Ramsell, in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poems are from her collection The Coast Road, published by The Gallery Press.

Episode 9, Posted 14th March 2019

Gerald Dawe reads his poem Twine in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Gerald’s work is published by The Gallery Press.

Episode 8, Posted 7th March 2019

Lani O’Hanlon reads her poem Back Up Quick They’re Hippies in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem was first published in Poetry Magazine in Chicago.

Episode 7, Posted 28th February 2019

Paddy Bushe reads his poem Our Lady of Cúm a’ Chiste 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 On a Turning Wing, published by Dedalus Press.

Episode 6, Posted 21st February 2019

Ailbhe Darcy reads her poem Still in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The poem is from Ailbhe’s collection Insistence, published by Bloodaxe Books.

Episode 5, Posted 14th February 2019

John McAuliffe reads his poem To the Management in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. John's work is published by The Gallery Press.

Episode 4, Posted 8th February 2019

Words Lightly Spoken is a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. In this episode, Ruth Carr reads her poem Dorothy’s Country, from her collection Feather and Bone © Ruth Carr/Arlen House.