Poem of the Week S01 E31 : Birthing the Lamb, written and read by Jane Clarke.

Originally from a farm in Roscommon, Jane Clarke is an award winning poet who now lives in Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow. Jane’s poetry sings with a pastoral authenticity, a lyricisim and a deeply resonant maturity, so redolent of the Irish canon she has herself, in the words of Anne Enright, so seemlessly slipped into. Who better to join me then to greet the coming of spring? Jane was a wonderful guest and lovely woman to sit down and chat to!

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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.