Eat the Storms – The Poetry Podcast – Episode 6 -Poetry in Ireland – Season 2

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

This episode aired on 27th February 2021 and I was joined by poets Róisín Ní Neachtain, Linda McKenna, Luke Morgan, Cathy Carson, Kathy D’Arcy, Mairead Carroll and musical guests Daria and Matthew Shiels. The links to their websites, blogs or Twitter pages are all listed below…

Róisín Ní Neachtain is an Irish Scottish artist, poet and translator who was born in Geneva and can be found on Twitter at and for more information on her poetry and artwork please check out her website…

Linda McKenna is an award winning poet and can be found on Twitter at She was the winner of the Seamus Heaney award and the Red line book festival poetry competition in 2018. Her debut collection In the Museum of Misremembered Things was published by the Doire Press in 2020 and she was the winner of the An Post Awards Listowel Writer’s Week Poem of the Year. You can find her book here…

Luke Morgan is on Twitter at and is the author of Honest Walls published by Arlen House in 2016. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, the Irish Independent, Cyphers, Crannóg and more. His second collection, Beast is forthcoming also from Arlen House. His book is available here…

Kathy D’Arcy is currently involved in the Wake Up Irish Poetry a movement which challenges sexual misconduct and other abuses of power in the Irish arts sector. For more on this check out their website She is a poet, workshop facilitator and youth worker who trained originally as a doctor and has a PhD from UCC in creative writing. Her poetry collections are The Wild Pupil published by Bradshaw and Encounter published by Lapwing. She is on Twitter at and you can find more about her and her collections at her website…

Cathy Carson is from Northern Ireland and is a front line cancer nurse and a spoken word performer. She is on Twitter at and don’t miss her on Facebook for announcements to see her live. This is the third time we have been graced by Cathy on the podcast.

Mairead Carroll is a mother, poet, fiddle player and psychotherapist who loves writing and dancing around her kitchen table. She is on Twitter at and is on Instagram at Maireadcarroll12

Daria and Matthew Shiels are nutritional experts, mindset navigators and singer/songwriters. They performed their own song today called Under the Crescent Moon and you can find them on Facebook below…

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

Until next time… Stay Bloody Poetic!

Damien B Donnelly

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