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 146, Posted 15th October 2021

Orla Ní Dhúill reads her poem Watch it Burn in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Orla is a contributor to the Empty House anthology published by Doire Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 145, Posted 8th October 2021

Patrick Cotter reads his poem The Discoveries of Thomas Fynch in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection Sonic White Poise, published by Dedalus Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 144, Posted 1st October 2021

Enda Coyle-Greene reads her poem Visitors, Kidney Ward in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from her collection Indigo, Electric, Baby, published by Dedalus Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 143, Posted 24th September 2021

Annemarie Ní Churreáin reads her poem Boy Soldiers in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Annemarie’s debut collection was published by Doire Press, and her first collection with The Gallery Press in October 2021. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 142, Posted 17th September 2021

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan reads her poem An Introduction in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem was published in the anthology Green Carnations: 25 Young LGBTQ+ Poets from Ireland, published by Book Hub Publishing and edited by John Ennis and Moxie Lofton. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 141, Posted 10th September 2021

Brian Kirk reads his poem Small Things in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem was published in the anthology Days of Clear Light, a celebration of forty years of Salmon Poetry. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 140, Posted 3rd September 2021

James Harpur reads his poem The Payphone Trap in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection The Examined Life, published by Two Rivers Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 139, Posted 27th August 2021

Andrew Jamison reads his poem Words for Summer in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection Stay, published by The Gallery Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 138, Posted 20th August 2021

Jess McKinney reads her poem The Deer in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from her debut pamphlet, Weeding, published by Hazel Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 137, Posted 13th August 2021

Daniel Wade reads his poem Summer Vax in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his pamphlet Rapids, published by Finishing Line Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 136, Posted 6th August 2021

Vincent Woods reads his poem Departure in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection The Colour of Language, published by Dedalus Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

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.