Category: Sunday Miscellany


Denise Blake’s third collection of poetry, Invocation, has been published by Revival Press, Limerick Writers’ Centre. 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

Miscellany50- RTE Radio 1

Rte Radio 1 – Real Player link . Miscellany50 – Live at the Project Broadcast on 3/7/19 I loved being part of this show that was recorded in the Project Arts Centre. My piece : ‘Always Remember, Never Forget’ is for the year 1972 – with thanks to producers: Cliodhna Ni Anluain, Sarah Binchy and Read More

And They All Lived Happily – poem on Soundcloud

I recorded my poem for Sound cloud – #PoetryDayIrl Read More

Miscellany 50 – RTE Radio 1

Miscellany 50 Radio Festival Weekend – Project Arts Centre I was so pleased to read on Friday night as a participant in this wonderful festival. With thanks to producers: Cliodhna Ni Anluain, Sarah Binchey and Aoife Nic Cormaic and to everyone involved in organising this event. The shows were recorded and will be broadcast in Read More

Uniform Days – my poem on Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany Podcast – 9th September 2018 Na Scéirdí: A Great City Far Off by Conall Hamill; Maud Gonne Mad and Mrs Desperate by Lourdes Mackey; Uniform Days, a poem by Denise Blake; The House of Galileo Galilei by Justin MacCarthy; and Breaching the Barricades by Olive Travers Read More

Sunset at Malin Head – Sunday Miscellany

Sunset at Malin Head Sunday Miscellany 2/9/18 New Writing: Reegsy by John O’Donnell; The Passing of Time by Sharon Hogan; The Final Frontier by Joe Ó Muircheartaigh; Sunset at Malin Head by Denise Blake; A Question of Sport by Mary O’Donnell; And The All-Ireland Football Final, a poem by Paddy Moran Music: Thank You Read More

Sunday Miscellany – Springtime in Ohio (poem) 22/04/18

Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 : Real Player Link:!rii=b9%5F10864850%5F68%5F22%2D04%2D2018%5F Read More

Sunday Miscellany poem – Killary Wonder

Sunday 8/4/18 Real player link: Advice, by Mary O’Malley; From Poldi to Killary, by Michael O’Loughlin; Work, a poem by Moya Cannon; New Boots, by Paul Rouse; Mass Cat, by Olive Travers; And Killary Wonder, a poem by Denise Blake. Music: April in Paris, sung by Billie Holliday; Adagietto from Symphony No. 5, by Read More

Mother Goddess – poem

Mother Goddess poem on Soundcloud : Read More

Sunday Miscellany Christmas Live 2017

It was wonderful to be part of this show from the National Concert Hall. Sunday Miscellany Live at the NCH with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on Dec. 12th Part 1 was broadcast on Dec. 17th. Part 2 on Christmas Day Part 1: New writing: The Tended Art of Christmas, by Mary O’Donnell; In Times Read More

Sunday Miscellany 15/10/17

I had a prose piece: Mobile Communications, and a poem: Rural Sounds broadcast on Sunday Miscellany this morning. With thanks to the producer, Sarah Binchy Listen back on RTE Radio Player!rii=b9_10787035_0__ Read More

Sunday Miscellany – poems: Butterfly House & Full Sail

Sunday Miscellany 26 February 2017 Radio Player link New short essays: Vincent Woods, Cyril Kelly,Butterfly House, a poem by Denise Blake, Catherine Foley, Frank Kavanagh, Mary O’Malley, Full Sail, another poem by Denise Blake Music: Scriabin’s Etude in F sharp minor, Opus 42, no. 3, ‘Mosquito’, played on piano by Valentina Lisitsa, It’s a Read More

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