Wednesday, 29 March 2017
I'm delighted to be kicking off this radio series on Near FM, a community radio station known for its initiative and support of the arts and local community.
Starting Monday April 3rd @ 12.00 noon and running for an entire year Near FM presents a new radio series dedicated to poetry.
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 Stephen James Smith, Jessica Traynor, Kate Dempsey, 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 calender year fostering new and challenging perspectives into poems you thought you knew. The poems have been selected with the advice and support of Irelands outgoing Professor of Poetry Paula Meehan.
“It is a terrific idea - ambitious & perfect for radio” – Paula Meehan, Poet
Join us each Monday at noon when Poem of the Week will bring you back to poems you remember and enjoy, as well as introducing you to new poets and capturing the reasons people love them.
For more information on the poems and contributors featured please see www.nearfm.ie/poem-of-the-week/
Poem of the Week is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.