Programme 1, to commemorate Aprils Fools day, is Anyone lived in a pretty how town by E.E. Cummings and read by Dublin based poet Kate Dempsey.
Produced and presented by Morgan O’Reilly with support of Near FM.
Poem of the Week is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.
Thanks to Dublin City Council for their promotional support towards the project.
About the series
Poem of the Week invites you to listen to contributors recite some of their favorite poems and talk about what these poems mean to them. Featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting new voices such as Jessica Traynor, Kate Dempsey, Stephen James Smith, and Alan Jude Moore alongside local people and community activists from the North Dublin area, this series offers a unique and diverse range of contributors.
Each week the featured poem will also commemorate a significant date in the calendar year fostering new and challenging perspectives into poems you thought you knew. The poems have been selected with the advice and support of Ireland’s outgoing Professor of Poetry Paula Meehan.