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 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.

Episode 108, Posted 22nd January 2021

Lynn Harding reads her poem Acting in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Lynn is a contributor to Hold Open the Door, The Ireland Chair of Poetry Special Commemorative Anthology published by UCD Press in 2020. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 107, Posted 15th January 2021

Mary O’Malley reads Making Marmalade from Gaudent Angeli, published by Carcanet Press. Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 106, Posted 8th January 2021

Seamus Cashman reads I too begin with scaffolding from The Sistine Gaze, published by Salmon Poetry. Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 105, Posted 1st January 2021

In our first Words Lightly Spoken podcast of 2021 Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads Don’t tell me the Moon is Shining, by her late husband, Macdara Woods, from Last Poems & Two Tales from County Meath, published by Cyphers. Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 104, Posted 25th December 2020

Bringing us a Christmas poem for Christmas Day, Kate Newmann reads Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Life Goes On in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Kate’s work is published by Summer Palace Press.

Episode 103, Posted 18th December 2020

Maeve O’Sullivan reads Mother To Be in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, from her collection Elsewhere, published by Alba Publishing.

Episode 102, Posted 11th December 2020

A chance to hear again Amanda Bell reading her poem Xmas, first posted in December 2019. You can listen back to Amanda discussing this poem with Paul Perry in Episode 50 of Words Lightly Spoken, a special, extended episode made in collaboration with Poetry Ireland and marking the publication of Volume 129 of Poetry Ireland Review. Also taking part was another contributor to the Review, Eleanor Hooker.

Episode 101, Posted 4th December 2020

A chance to hear again Eleanor Hooker reading her poem A Landscape Forfeited to Snow, first posted in December 2019. You can listen back to Eleanor discussing this poem with Paul Perry in Episode 50 of Words Lightly Spoken, a special, extended episode made in collaboration with Poetry Ireland and marking the publication of Volume 129 of Poetry Ireland Review. Also taking part was another contributor to the Review, Amanda Bell.