Poem of the Week S01 E18 : Maram Al Masri, a selection of her poetry read by Theo Dorgan

Maram Al Masri is an award winning Syrian poet whose work has shot to prominence in recent years as she documented the ongoing tragedy in her home country of Syria.  The task of translating her work from French to English fell to our very own Theo Dorgan and he was good enough to come into studio to discuss Maram’s work with me.

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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. Presented by Morgan O’Reilly, this podcast series, originally broadcast on Near FM 2017/18, features some of Ireland’s most exciting new voices such as Jessica Traynor, Kate Dempsey, Kenneth Nolan 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 former Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan.