Eat the Storms – The Poetry Podcast – Episode 5 -Season 2

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

This episode aired on 20th February 2021 and I was joined by poets Oz Hardwick, Leena Batchelor, Frances Corkey Thompson, Peter A and Elisabeth Horan The links to their websites, blogs or Twitter pages are all listed below…

Oz Hardwick is a writer, photographer, musician and professor of English at Leeds Trinity University and the author of Wolf Planet, The Lithium Codex (both from The Hedgehog Poetry Press) and his prize-winning chapbook Learning to Have lost (Recent Work Press). He can be found at his website and also at Valley Press, who published two more of his collections; The House of Ghosts of Mirrors and The Ringmaster’s Apprentice…

https://www.valleypressuk.com/author/38/oz__hardwick

Leena Batchelor is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/pixie_dragonfly She has three collections which you can find on her website titled Under the Stones, With Summer by my Side and A Tune with no Name. She is the Worcester Poet Laureate 2020/21. Below is the link to her website…

https://pixiemuse.wordpress.com/

Find out more about Leena and the Worcester Writers at their website…

http://www.worcesterwriters.org.uk/

Frances Corkey Thompson is the winner of the Sentinel Poetry Prize for her collection Watching the Door published by SMP. Her first chapbook was published by HappenStance called The Lobg Acre and her debut collection titled Wild Gooseberries of Hailung was published by Indigo Dreams. She was born in Ireland but now lives in Devon. Below is the link to her collection at SMP…

https://spmpublications.com/shop/watching-the-door-frances-corkey-thompson.html

Peter A was the winner of the Paisley Spree Fringe Poetry Competition in 2016, has been published widely in I am not a Silent Poet, Pandemic, Dreich, Poets against Trump, Surfing (From Federation of Writers, Scotland), Words from Battlefield. His is based in Scotland, an avid consumer and creator of things made of words and will have his debut collection Art of Insomnia published shortly by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. Yo can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VeryPerryKelly and find out more about him at his blog here…

https://peterawriter.com/

You can read his poem CV-19: sexual distancing, featured in Pandemic Poetry here…

CV-19: sexual distancing. A poem by Peter A

Elisabeth Horan is a poet, mother, and small press publisher living in the wilds of Vermont. She is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Animal Heart Press. Elisabeth is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. She is also a fierce advocate for those impacted by mental illness. Her latest collection Just to the Right of the Stove is published by Twist in Time. She is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ehoranpoet and you can also find her at her website…

You can buy her new collection here at Twist in Time:

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

2 Replies to “Eat the Storms – The Poetry Podcast – Episode 5 -Season 2”

  1. Each of your podcast episodes, Damien, is an emotional rollercoaster as your poet friends explore a wide variety of themes in an amazing range of voices, both figuratively as well as literally (with accents from around the world). Where else could I letters to letters to Sylvia Plath juxtaposed with contemplations on Chagall; memories of Paris alongside perceptions from the parallel world of Wolf Planet; humankind’s fight with nature followed by personal memories from a Kodachrome image; greying mists of colorful memories with some black-and-white consequences of British archaeological discoveries? Those topics only touch the surface of this mind-expanding episode of this wonderful podcast.

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