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 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.

Episode 3, Posted 31st January 2019

Words Lightly Spoken is a podcast of poetry from Ireland, funded by the Arts Council. In this episode, Doireann Ní Ghríofa reads her poem 'While Bleeding' © Doireann Ní Ghríofa. Doireann’s work is published by Dedalus Press, and is also included in the Calling Cards anthology, co-published by The Gallery Press and Poetry Ireland.

Episode 2, Posted 24th January 2019

Words Lightly Spoken is a podcast of poetry from Ireland. In each episode, we bring you a poem, with an introduction. In this episode, Enda Wyley reads her poem The Painter on his Bike (c) Enda Wyley. Enda Wyley’s work is published by Dedalus Press.

Episode 1, Posted 17th January 2019

Words Lightly Spoken is a podcast of poetry from Ireland. In the first episode, Michael Longley, one of Ireland's greatest poets, reads A Sonnet for Michael Viney (c) Michael Longley. Michael Longley’s work is published by Cape Poetry. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.