Poem of the Week S01 E29 : Ex, written and read by Andrej Kapor

If you’re looking for conventional radio, you can listen to RTE or Newstalk but here at Near FM, we like to do things a little different. Poetry Celebrating courtly love and romantic passion would have been a little to easy, so we thgouht we’d go for some Bukowski inspired heartbreak hotel ruminations. For in any case, Valentine’s day is a corporate creation, born of greed and confidence, dreamed up by captains of industry to line their own pockets by surrounding hapless consumer with relentless advertising. Join me with multi-disciplinary artist Andrej Kapor as we disassemble the fake holiday, mock it with poetry and chew the fat in the in-betweens. 

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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.