Words Lightly Spoken

Here is a link to the podcast Words Lightly Spoken which was posted on the RTÉ website yesterday. With thanks to the producer, Claire Cunningham.

In this episode of the new Arts Council-funded podcast Words Lightly Spoken, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh reads her poem Filleadh ón Antartach, and the English translation, Return from Antarctica, by Billy Ramsell, from her collection The Coast Road, published by The Gallery Press.

Pocket Poems for Poetry Day

Really chuffed to be included in the Pocket Poems initiative for Poetry Day this year alongside some wonderful poets. For a list of the poems and commentary by Niall MacMonagle, check out this link.

Sunday Miscellany

The weather is still cold enough to justify this post ( I think!)… Back in December I was invited to read at the National Concert Hall in Dublin for the recording of RTE’s Christmas Miscellany. I read the poem ‘Filleadh ón Antartach’ (translated by Billy Ramsell as ‘Return from Antarctica’).  It was fantastic to read with such writers as Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Dónal Ryan, John F. Deane, Enda Coyle Green, Pat Boran, Mary O’Malley, Mary Morrissy, John McKenna, Anthony Glavin and Hilary Fanin, and to share a stage with RTE Concert Orchestra. You can listen back here

http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2014/1225/20141225_rteradio1-sundaymiscellany-christmasm_c20706427_20706428_232_.mp3

and http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2014/1221/20141221_rteradio1-sundaymiscellany-podcastsun_c20702810_20702811_232_.mp3