Tuesday, 15 December 2015

RTÉ Poetry Programme

I recently discussed my book The Architecture of Chance and themes & ideas connected to it with presenter Rick O'Shea for the RTÉ Poetry Programme - a half hour show dedicated to contemporary poetry broadcast weekly on Ireland's national radio channel - reading some pieces from it in the process. Of particular interest to Rick was 'Chances Are' as an ever-moving, mass-collaboration poem that anyone can contribute to, wittingly or not, and its appearance in the book as HTML code.

The interview was broadcast on last Saturday's (12 December) edition, which can be played back via the programme's page on the RTÉ website (my section starts around the 9:30 mark). Also featured on the same show were Eleanor Hooker and Moya Cannon; there was also a report on the annual Poetry Aloud competition.

My thanks to Rick O'Shea, producer Claire Cunningham, and everyone working on the programme for their attention to the book.

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