Listen: Keywords – Things Left Unsaid

Listen: Keywords – Things Left Unsaid

Keywords is a brand new series presented by Zoë Comyns for RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, bringing together self-recorded stories, sounds and words that you have recorded yourself – each week guided by a keyword.  

Featuring commissioned work by established and emerging writers, sound artists and poets, over the series you’ll hear voice memos and calls, music, essays and fiction.

The second episode’s keyword is Things Left Unsaid – listen above.

Eimear McBride contributes to Things Left Unsaid

Purple water running from a kitchen tap is the inspiration for Scottish writer Lynsey May’s story of a crumbling relationship.

Writer Rachel Andrews’ piece Missed Call is a poignant reflection on the power of communication at a time when we are relying on laptops and phones.

The writer Roisín O’Donnell brings curses, witchcraft and good old divilment to her ex-lover’s new fiancé in her story No Fury.

Ciaran MacMathuna considers how a collection of fridge magnets from over the years makes him think of his parents and how the most basic expressions between parents and children can be left unsaid.

Keywords – listen to the entire series to date below:

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In her prose-poem Avenue Bernard, the academic and writer Ceri Morgan writes a poem for a friend she is supposed to meet. She never does as he dies before she has the chance to share it with him.

The novelist Eimear McBride wrote a short story for Keywords called The Neurosurgeon’s Revenge which takes place in a hotel bedroom during a medical conference. What is left unsaid between two people on a one-night stand speaks louder than what happens between them…

Keywords, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, Sunday nights at 8pm 

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