Eat the Storms is a Poetry Podcast for all poets, regardless of the stages of their career, to share their voices. This international podcast is hosted and produced by Irish poet Damien B. Donnelly. It is available on Spotify, Apple, Anchor, Google, Podbean, Breaker, CastBox, OverCast, PocketCast, PlayerFM, Radio Public and many more platforms with new episodes airing every Saturday at 5pm. Currently there are 30 episodes available to listen to spread out over 2 seasons featuring over 120 guest poets from around the world. Season 3 of the podcast begins at the end of June 2021. Anyone interested in being a guest on the show can email firstname.lastname@example.org Talk about Books is a space to share love for poetry pamphlets and collections and interviews with poets. Coming soon to Eat the Storms will be the Storms Journal which will feature work from poets who have been guests on the podcast. More details will be available closer to the launch.
Damien Donnelly returned to Ireland in 2019 after 23 years in Paris, London and Amsterdam, working in the fashion industry as a pattern maker for various brands including Calvin Klein, & Other Stories, Pepe Jeans, Reiss and G-Star. His writing focuses on identity, fragility and connection. His interests revolve around falling over and learning how to get back up while baking delicious cakes. His work had been published in numerous journals online and in print including Black Bough Poetry, Barren Magazine, Anti Hereon Chic, Icefloe Press and The Bangor Literary Journal. His debut poetry pamphlet Eat the Storms, which was featured on the Poetry Book Society Winter List 2020/21 and his Stickleback micro collection Considering Canvases with Boys were both published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. His next collection with be a conversation pamphlet he co-wrote with fellow Irish poet Eilín de Paor called In the Jitterfritz of Neon. He is currently finishing his first full poetry collection Enough! documenting his love affair with Paris.