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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

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 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     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

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

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