Today's show is a bit special. We're very happy to feature My Name Suspended in Air: Leland Bardwell at 100, published by Lepus Print, to coincide with Poetry Day Ireland 2022. Leland was a remarkable poet, and indeed fiction writer, and this book is a selection of her poems chosen by Irish women poets and writers: Eva Bourke, Jackie Bardwell, Mary Branley, Siobhan Campbell, Jane Clarke, Evelyn Conlon, Monica Corish, Enda Coyle-Greene, Martina Devlin, Katie Donovan, Anna Dunn, Fionnuala Gallagher, Peggie Gallagher, Tess Gallagher, Olivia Goodwillie, Eithne Hand, Libby Hart, Rita Ann Riggings, Alannah Hopkin, Ann Joyce, Alice Lyons, Una Mannion, Joan McBreen, Molly McCloskey, Paula Meehan, Patsy J. Murphy, Kate Newmann, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Annemarie Ni Churreain, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Mary O’Donnell, Mary O’Malley, Enda Wyley.
We'll be in conversation with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Brian Leyden, and poems will be read by Libby Hart, Molly McCloskey, Mary O'Donnell and Anna Dunn.
Intro/outro music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire, ‘Thou Shalt Not Carry’ from The Hare’s Corner, 2008, with thanks to Colm for permission to use it.
Artwork by Freya Sirr
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