In the Poetry program on Sunday October 23, 2022 on RTÉ Radio 1, Liz Quirke and Mark Roper read extracts from their new collections, and Moya Cannon remembers those who died in Creeslough, Donegal.

Mark Roper was born in England and has lived in Ireland since 1980. He has published several collections including The hen’s arch (1990), which won the Aldeburgh Prize for Best First Book. Her 2018 collection, Bindweedwas shortlisted for the irish time Poetry Prize Now. He joins presenter Olivia O’Leary to read excerpts from her new collection, Beyond stillnesswhere he tracks the environmental damage caused by climate change.

Liz Quirke with her late father

Liz Quirke is a poet from Kerry and teaches creative writing at University College Cork’s School of English and Digital Humanities. She talks about the poets she looks up to in her teaching and reads her poem Women poets teach me from his first collection, The road, slowlypublished by Salmon Poetry in 2018. She also reads works from her new collection, How we arrive in winterpublished by Salmon Poetry in 2022, which reflects on grief and our hopes and fears for the future.

The program ends with a new poem, Fridayby Donegal-born poet Moya Cannon, who remembers those who died in the tragedy at Cresslough on Friday October 7, 2022.

The poetry programRTÉ Radio 1, Sundays at 7pm – listen to last week’s edition of The poetry program below:

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