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Portrait of a Memory – Sunday Miscellany

Portrait of a Memory, a poem by Denise Blake CLIP • 1 MINS • 24 MAR • SUNDAY MISCELLANY Listen: Read More

The Taste of Words – poem Sunday Miscellany 16/4/23

The Taste of Words, a poem by Denise Blake CLIP • 2 MINS • 16 APR • SUNDAY MISCELLANY Read More

For Vicky

  For Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1, listen to For Vicky, Denise Blake’s poem for the incomparable Vicky Phelan, presented in memory of Vicky, who has passed away aged 48. For Vickey RIP 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 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 Read More


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

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! Read More

Isolation Voicemail – Sunday Miscellany

April 5th 2020 A different type of recording for me –  Isolation Voicemail Read More

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