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Michael J. Whelan & Rick O' Shea - presenter of the RTE Radio One Poetry Programme, Photo: Michael J. Whelan

Michael J. Whelan & Rick O’ Shea – presenter of the RTE Radio One Poetry Programme, Photo: Michael J. Whelan

 

So this is how my poetry day went yesterday – Wednesday 04 May 2016. First off I made my way to the Radio Telefis Eireann studios in Donnybrooke to meet Claire Cunningham – producer for the RTE Poetry Programme, where at 2.30pm I met and recorded an interview with the presenter Rick O’ Shea (pictured with myself holding a copy of ‘Peacekeeer’). I read three poems from the collection and discussed some of the poetry for the show, which will be broadcast in the autumn, thanks to Doire Press, and to Dave Lordan for helping with the interview topics.

 

Simon Lewis author of Jewtown and Michael J. Whelan author of PEACEKEEPER at BooksUpstairs, Photo: Michael J. Whelan

Simon Lewis author of Jewtown and Michael J. Whelan author of PEACEKEEPER at BooksUpstairs, Photo: Michael J. Whelan

 

After this I made my way to the James Joyce Library in University College Dublin (UCD) to meet Ursula Byrne and her team at 3.45pm, where I was filmed reading a number of poems for the ‘Poetry Reading Archive  http://libguides.ucd.ie/ipra .’ and afterwards I made my way back into the city for the Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann reading event at Books Upstairs for 6.30pm, where I read poems from my new PEACEKEEPER collection. Simon Lewis (photo 4&5) also read from his new collection ‘Jewtown’ (Doire Press) as did Rita Ann Higgins who read from her new collection. It was a great event and packed out to the gills.

So all in all I had a very long exciting day of poetry reading and events, discussions and recording/filming, which I enjoyed very much, thank you to Doire Press, The RTÉ Poetry Programme, the Poetry Reading Archive at UCD, PoetryIreland and everybody involved in making it happen… Michael

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