RTÉ Pulse to showcase Ireland’s poetry talent

RTÉ Pulse is to showcase Ireland’s new talent in poetry and surrounding genres in a real as ‘Represent’ comes to The Collective.

The concept is to make poetry more accessible to young people in Ireland via RTÉ Pulse and now on 2FM’s The Collective. The artists who appear in this series share their stories, their perspectives, their struggles and their lives.

By using this new wave of young poets, spoken word artists and rappers ‘Represent’ aims to showcase Ireland’s new talent in poetry and surrounding genres in a real, raw and authentic fashion.

Creative Director of “Represent” Adam Fogarty said: “I’m trying to bridge the disconnect between young people and poetry. Bring young audiences closer to the art form. I believe the truest incarnation of poetry is rap and the spoken word. I’ve curated six of the best in the country right now for this.”

The Collective is an online hub for 2FM and hosts a series of podcasts, documentaries, debates and short-form content presented mainly by the 2FM on air talent. It is a space of connected content experiences which our audience can discover, like and share.

The featured artists on The Collective – “Represent” series are:

Natalya O’Flaherty:

17 year old Natalya is an emerging voice on the Irish spoken word scene. Her words carry hard hitting notions and criticisms of modern Ireland tackling everything from, so called, daddy issues to drug abuse.


Fresh from being picked as one of 2018’s most promising new acts by The Thin Air and State.ie, as well as an astonishing show at Whelan’s Ones To Watch in Dublin, Irish rapper JyellowL is fast becoming one of the most exciting, intelligent artists on the Irish scene.

Just Mikey:

Just Mikey is a rapper and hip hop artist from Dublin City and part of the group ‘Just Mikey’ a 7 piece band, hailing from Dublin & Meath. Mick’s style of rapping mixed with the vocal of Adam Collins, and the sounds that the rest of Just Mikey brings, is funkier than morning breath.

Sasha Terfous:

A 21 year old spoken word artist from Waterford, Sasha Terfous grew up as an outsider in the purest sense of the word – her sexuality, ethnicity and even her personality marking an easy target. Taking her differences and growing into them, she emerged as a proud gay woman of colour and found that her weaknesses have become part of her strength.


FYNCH is a 21 year-old MC from Dublin, combining laid back flows over cozy beats, thematically rhyming about everything from current affairs to obscure footballers.


Costello is a hip hop MC from Dublin. One of the most revered and prolific artists in the game who’s pen is the voice of the streets.

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