Eat the Storms – The Poetry Podcast – Episode 4 – LOVE -Season 2

Podcast available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, PocketCast, Podbean and many more platforms

This special episode celebrating all sides of LOVE aired on 13th February 2021, the eve of Valentine’s Day and I was joined by poets Eilín de Paor, Fidel Hogan Walsh, Matt Duggan, Maria Castro Dominguez, Ceinwen Haydon, Gaynor Kane, Amy Barry, Cathy Carson, MANNY, Darren J Beaney, Vic Pickup, and singers Kevin Hynes and AfterGlow Duo Rhiannon Howys and Reese Smith. The links to their websites, blogs or Twitter pages are all listed below…

Eilín de Paor is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/edepaor and has been widely published including Pandemic.ie, Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Organic Poet and Algebra of Owls. She writes micro-poems on Twitter under the hashtag #bitofapoem

The Viral Equinox. A poem by Eilín de Paor

https://www.theorganicpoet.com/post/somehow-edepaor

Fidel Hogan Walsh is the author of two poetry collections; Time, in which she collaborated with photographer Julie Corcoran and her debut collection Living With Love. She is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dragonslayerma and you can find out more about Fidel at BBCreative hub under the link below and below that is the link to buying her books…

Fidel Hogan Walsh

http://eprint.ie/shop/Living-With-Love?search=living%20with%20love

Bristol born Matt Duggan (who now lives in Wales and will be returning to the podcast in the coming weeks reading more of his poems) and can be found on Twitter here https://twitter.com/mjduggan71 and Maria Castro Dominguez, based in Gran Canaria, are the prize-wining authors of 10 Truths from Wonderland published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press, a bilingual collection in English and Spanish. You can order their book here from Matt’s site where you can also read more of his poetry…

https://lemminkainen.webnode.com/about-me/

Gaynor Kane is the author of Memory Forest, Venus in Pink Marble, a Stickleback and also her most recent collection Penned In, which is a joint collection co-written with Karen Mooney, all published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. You can find Gaynor on Twitter at https://twitter.com/gaynorkane and find out more about her work and also buy her collection at her website below…

Vic Pickup is a poet, writer and reviewer. Her debut collection, nominated for the Michael Marks award and a Pushcart Prize, is entitled Lost and Found, published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press and she on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VicPickup and you can find more about her work and buy her book at her website below…

https://vicpickup.com/

Amy Barry is based in Athlone, in Ireland and is the Pushcart nominee author of the much-celebrated poetry collection Spearing Dreams. She has been widely published journals including A New Ulster, Live Encounter, Galway Review. She was recipient of the Westmeath County Council Bursary 2017. She took 1st and 2nd prize in the English Poetry at PAU World Poetry Day in 2017 and 2018 and was the recipient of Neruda Award 2017 (Poetry) Crispiano, Italy and Highly Commended in the Francis Ledwidge Award 2019. She was featured in the RTE Radio One Extra in Reverberations Series 2, Nov.2019. She is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AmyBarry12 where you can DM her for details on buying her collection and you can read more of her poetry here at I am Not A Silent Poet…

https://iamnotasilentpoet.wordpress.com/tag/amy-barry/

Ceinwen E C Haydon is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CeinwenHaydon and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She writes short stories and poetry and has been widely published online and in print anthologies. She was Highly Commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook Competition Spring 2018, won the Hedgehog Press Poetry Competition ‘Songs to Learn and Sing’ August, 2018 and was shortlisted for the Neatly Folded Paper Pamphlet Competition, Hedgehog Press, October 2018. She is a winner in the Nicely Folded Paper Pamphlet Competition (July 2019). Her first Chapbook is due to be published shortly, ‘Cerddi Bach’ (Little Poems), a Stickleback by Hedgehog Press.

Cathy Carson is from Northern Ireland and a front line worker as a cancer nurse and a spoken word performer. She is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ourweekathy73 and don’t miss her on Facebook for announcements of seeing her live. She was already on the podcast this season and will be back again in two weeks for the Poetry in Ireland episode…

https://www.facebook.com/cathy.carson.7161

MANNY is a writer & performer who loves to work on artwork/posters for his written work since he is a visual person. He is from London and a graduate from Roehampton University. He says his work is very imaginative. He loves to take the reader/audience on a journey and writes pieces which people find inspiring and motivating. He runs a creative campaign called #BeTheChange which is a solo campaign he started while at university. He collaborates with other creators/artists, works on projects and film videos for creative work along with live performances around London. He is on Instagram at manny_harmony11. You can find his projects here

https://www.facebook.com/Beauty-Within-The-Cracks-114515693732305/

https://emmanuelcarriere17.wixsite.com/bethechange-creative/work-1

Darren J Beaney is the author of HoneyDew which is his debut collection published by The HedgeHog Poetry Press. He is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DJ_Be_An and is one of the creators and hosts of Flight of the Dragonfly Spoken Word. You can find out more about him and buy his book at his website…

https://djbeaney.wordpress.com/honey-dew/

and you can find out more about Flight of the Dragonfly Spoken Word here.

Kevin Hynes is an Irish singer, actor and theatrical costume and prop maker. He is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kevinmhynes and you can also follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kevin.m.hynes.7

AfterGlow Acoustic Duo are the dynamic team of Rhiannon Howys and Reese Smith who were also the musical guest stars on our recent Christmas episode. You can find out more about them both here at their website and check them out on Facebook for live online events.

https://www.afterglowacousticduo.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/afterglowacousticduo

My Stickleback poetry collection is available to buy here…

My debut collection Eat the Storms is available here…

If you have questions, comments, improvements, desires to be a guest poet on the show, then please drop me an email at eatthestorms@yahoo.com

Until next time… Stay Bloody Poetic!

Damien B Donnelly

Published by deuxiemepeau

Published poet, writer, baker and former fashion maker, with footprints in Paris, London and Amsterdam but currently back home in Dublin with sights aimed at leaving a mark on the West coast one clear fine day...

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