Republication of Hewitt's Rhyming Weavers

The Blackstaff Press first published John Hewitt’s ‘Rhyming Weavers and other Country Poets of Antrim and Down’ in 1974: now it has been reprinted. The new foreword for the re-published book was written by Tom Paulin and he talks to Conal Gillespie about the importance of republishing these poems. Plus, we hear the opening of a poem by the Bard of Ballycarry - James Orr. (Broadcast 10th October 2004)

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