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Books for Breakfast

A fortnightly look at fiction and poetry hosted by poets and writers Peter Sirr and Enda Wyley. Also features the Toaster Challenge where guest writers are given the time it takes to make toast to talk about a book that has resonated with them.

Tracks

49: Critic at Large: Kevin Power's The Written World 37:30 06/09/2022
48: Two Salmon Poets; Trump Rant 41:10 05/12/2022
47: Leland Bardwell at 100 47:34 04/28/2022
46: Colm Tóibín talks about Vinegar Hill 45:19 04/07/2022
45: Wendy Erskine; Ukrainian poetry 36:03 03/24/2022
44: Paul Lynch's The Black Snow; John McAuliffe on his Selected Poems and Wong May 43:16 03/10/2022
43: Gabriel Byne: on Walking with Ghosts 40:44 02/24/2022
42 : Poetry, Memory and the Party: Thomas McCarthy Tells All 57:27 02/10/2022
41: Thomas Kinsella 1928-2021; breakfast highlights of 2021 43:20 12/24/2021
40: Claire Keegan on Small Things Like These 43:12 12/09/2021
39: New poetry from Eleanor Hooker, Amanda Bell 43:53 11/25/2021
38: Imram 2021; Alannah Hopkin on A Very Strange Man: A Memoir of Aidan Higgins 59:06 11/11/2021
37: Short story special with John MacKenna and Madeleine D'Arcy 57:21 10/28/2021
36: Look! It’s a Woman Writer! Éilis Ní Dhuibhne and Catherine Dunne 49:46 10/14/2021
35: 30 Years of the Irish Writers Centre; Kent Haruf 43:04 09/29/2021
34: New books; Lucia Berlin; Iain Crichton Smith 23:52 09/16/2021
33: Intimate City: Dublin essays, Aoife Lyall on Mother Nature; A Line Made by Walking 50:43 07/08/2021
32: Sinéad O'Connor's Rememberings, Victoria Kennefick, Sharon Olds 47:55 06/24/2021
31: Louise Kennedy, Penelope Shuttle, Denise Levertov 58:54 06/10/2021
30: Evelyn Conlon, The Examined Life, Grace Paley 47:31 05/27/2021
29: Moya Cannon's Collected, The Best Address in Town, Nan Shepherd 54:46 05/13/2021
28: Philip Ó Ceallaigh's Trouble; in Prague with Justin Quinn; Edith Templeton 47:56 04/29/2021
27: A Gap in the Clouds: James Hadley and Nell Regan; haiku and senryu from Grant Caldwell; Hamsun's Hunger 51:57 04/15/2021
26: Mountains to Sea podcast audio edition with Laura McKenna and Conor O'Callaghan 47:10 04/01/2021
25: Apocalypse now; Una Mannion on A Crooked Tree; stories from the end of the world 45:21 03/18/2021
24: Shirley Hazzard; Poetry and Money; Leeanne Quinn; the last of the Soviets 46:59 03/04/2021
23: 40 Years of Salmon Poetry; Bachelard's images; Cathy Belton 40:22 02/18/2021
22: New and recent poetry; Michael O'Loughlin's Liberty Hall; in search of lost gods 44:55 02/04/2021
21: Fiction for 2021; Berryman's letters; African American poetry 48:44 01/21/2021
20: Christmas Special: Paula Meehan, Tara Bergin, Pessoa's disquiet, Dublin's 20th century buildings, new poems. 57:53 12/17/2020