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 157, Posted 31st December 2021

In this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland, we have poems by Paula Cunningham, Caitlín Nic Íomhair and Jim McElroy which were all published in Volume 134 of Poetry Ireland Review in 2021. This episode of the Words Lightly Spoken podcast was funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and was a Rockfinch production. Final podcast in the current season.

Episode 156, Posted 24th December 2021

Tony Curtis reads The Red-breasted Lookout on Christmas Eve in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem was published in By Bus to Christmas, published by Candlestick Press 2020. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 155, Posted 17th December 2021

Hugh O’Donnell reads Barnacle Geese at Lissadell in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem was published on the website of Eco-Congregation Ireland in 2020. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 154, Posted 10th December 2021

Eva Griffin reads snow-soft in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Eva’s debut pamphlet, Fake Hands / Real Flowers, is published by Broken Sleep Books. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 153, Posted 3rd December 2021

David Butler reads Leaf Storm in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection Liffey Sequence, published by Doire Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 152, Posted 26th November 2021

Rachael Hegarty reads Trouble with Language in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from Rachael’s collection Dancing with Memory, published by Salmon Poetry. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 151, Posted 19th November 2021

Tom Tracey reads The Proposal in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem had its first public reception at the International Literature Festival Dublin in 2018 as part of Poetry Ireland’s Introductions series. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 150, Posted 12th November 2021

Sophie Meehan reads Killing Time in Francis Bacon’s Studio in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Sophie is currently working on her debut collection. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 149, Posted 5th November 2021

John D Kelly reads The Loss of Yellowhammers in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. It is the title poem of his debut collection, published by Summer Palace Press. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 148, Posted 29th October 2021

Ireland Professor of Poetry Frank Ormsby reads The Last Leaf in the Garden in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. The poem is from his collection The Rain Barrel, published by Bloodaxe Books. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

Episode 147, Posted 22nd October 2021

Bernadette Gallagher reads her poem Coming Home in this episode of Words Lightly Spoken, a podcast of poetry from Ireland. Bernadette’s work has appeared in newspapers and journals, including Issue 41 of Southword. The Words Lightly Spoken podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is a Rockfinch production.

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.