Denise Blake’s third collection of poetry, Invocation, has been published by Revival Press, Limerick Writers’ Centre. http://www.limerickwriterscentre.com/books/invocation/ Her first two books, Take a Deep Breath, How to Sing Without Getting Dizzy, are published by Summer Palace Press. She is a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany, RTE Radio 1. Denise’s poem ‘And They All Lived Happily’ Read More

Searching for Poems on the Dart- Sunday Miscellany

Poems, posters, a quick trip to Dublin and running through carriages of Dart trains: I recorded a Sunday Miscellany piece about this memory from Poetry Day Ireland ‘19. With special thanks, as always, to Sarah Binchy, producer; to Marty Curran for recording the piece in Letterkenny, and to Poetry Ireland This is the clip of Read More

Home Home- Sunday Miscellany 4/7/21

Home Home, by Denise Blake With huge thanks to Sarah Binchy, Producer CLIP • 6 MINS • 04 JUL • SUNDAY MISCELLANY- RTE Radio 1 ‘For me, home is where we live in Donegal. But Home Home is a two-storey house on Bonnieview Avenue outside Cleveland, Ohio. White cladding, a front porch, basement and attic Read More

Keep on Dancing – Sunday Miscellany 25/4/21

My piece about the Bay City Rollers, boybands, and being 17 in 1975 on Sunday Miscellany. With thanks to Sarah Binchy, producer For Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1: Denise Blake recalls the Bay City Rollers and other boybands of her teenage years – listen to Keep on Dancing Rte.ie/culture https://www.rte.ie/culture/2021/0426/1212160-sunday-miscellany-rollermainia-revisited-by-denise-blake/ Read More

CAP Arts Centre, Belfast – The Monthly Interview

The Monthly interviews poet, writer and community arts facilitator, Denise Blake. The Monthly : CAP Arts Centre I am grateful to Gordon Hewitt for this interview. And to Conor Shields & Shelley Tracey for Poetry in Motion Schools & Poetry in Motion Community The Monthly interviews poet, writer and community arts facilitator, Denise Blake. Read More

Regional Cultural Centre – Virtual Artist in Residence

Virtual Artist in Residence – Jan.’21 – Denise Blake : I am very grateful to Jeremy Howard for the opportunity to be Artist in Residence for the RCC. I recorded 6 videos in which I talk about writing and read some of my work. The videos were posted online from Jan https://regionalculturalcentre.com//?s=Denise+Blake+&submit= https://www.facebook.com/watch/159707227441795/408981487103080 Read More

Wearing Vintage – Sunday Miscellany

Wearing Vintage  –  broadcast 10/1/21 For Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1: Denise Blake on fashion rotations and quiet braveries – listen: I wondered, antique or vintage, what is the difference? When I checked – antique is something from before the 1920’s, true vintage is fifty years ago, vintage is twenty years ago, and retro is Read More

In Histories – Sunday Miscellany 13/9/20

  In Histories, by Denise Blake Sunday Miscellany – RTE Radio 1 BROADCAST • 09:00 • 13TH SEP 2020 If only I had listened to the stories of my grandparents…………… what memories I have missed!   https://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/share/radio1/21835834 Read More

In Blessing – a poem audio & video

In Blessing with photographs that I took around our home in Ramelton, Co. Donegal Read More

Isolation Voicemail – Sunday Miscellany

April 5th 2020 A different type of recording for me –  Isolation Voicemail https://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/share/radio1/21745886 Read More

My Seamus Heaney Story – recorded for Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1

My prose piece –   My Seamus Heaney Story was recorded at the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon as part of Sunday Miscellany Live, Donegal Bay & Blue Stacks Festival. Broadcast on RTE Radio 1 . Oct 13th 2019   https://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/share/radio1/21635831     Read More

Sunday Miscellany from Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival

Sunday Miscellany, RTE Radio first program from the Donegal Bay & Blue Stacks Festival Sunday Miscellany New Writing: Auntie Gretta, by Olive Travers; Planning Permission for a Bee Hotel, by Monica Corish; Bog and The Bees Leave Swanns, two poems by Winifred McNulty; Punk Pension Plan by Little John Nee; And My Séamus Heaney Story Read More

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