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 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.

Episode 115, Posted 12th March 2021

Dylan Brennan reads his poem Cherries in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, from his collection Blood Oranges, published by the Dreadful Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 114, Posted 5th March 2021

Gerard Hanberry reads his poem Departure in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, from his collection What Our Shoes Say About Us, published by Salmon Poetry. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 113, Posted 26th February 2021

Bebe Ashley reads her poem Swimming Pool in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, from her collection Gold Light Shining, published by Banshee Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 112, Posted 19th February 2021

John F Deane reads his poem An Elegy in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem was written in memory of Seamus Heaney, who died in 2013, and is from John F Deane’s collection Dear Pilgrims, published by Carcanet Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 101, Posted 12th February 2021

John O’Donnell reads his poem What The Tide Brings In in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection Sunlight: New and Selected Poems, published by Dedalus Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 110, Posted 5th February 2021

Lynda Tavakoli reads her poem You’re Beautiful in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from her debut collection, The Boiling Point for Jam, published by Arlen House. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 109, Posted 29th January 2021

Kate Ennals reads her poem Clew Bay in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from a forthcoming collection to be published by Salmon Poetry. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.