Eat the Storms – The Poetry Podcast – Episode 15 -Season 2

Podcast available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Player FM, Radio Public, OverCast, PocketCast, Podbean and many more platforms.

This episode aired on 8th May 2021 and I was joined by poets Ryan Gibbs, Sue Finch, Mere Leonard, Brian McManus, Sergio A. Ortiz, Ankh Spice and this weekend’s special guest star; Rhona Greene. The links to their websites, blogs or Twitter pages are all listed below…

Ryan Gibbs is an English professor who lives in London, Canada. His forty published poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada, The United States, Malta, and Saint Pierre and Miquelon. His children’s poetry has been included in the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness. Ryan is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RyanGibbsWriter and you can find out more about this writing by visiting the link below…

https://linktr.ee/RyanGibbsWriter

Sue Finch lives with her wife in North Wales (now confirmed bakers). Her first published poem appeared in A New Manchester Alphabet in 2015 whilst studying for her MA with Manchester Metropolitan University. Her work has also appeared in a number of online magazines including: The Interpreter’s House, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Dear Reader and One Hand Clapping. Her debut collection, ‘Magnifying Glass’, was published in October 2020 by Black Eyes Publishing. She is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/soopoftheday and you can find her book at…

https://www.blackeyespublishinguk.co.uk/sue-finch

Mare Leonard is an Associate of the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College. She has published 4 chapbooks. The most recent, The Dark Inside My Hooded Coat, was published at Finishing Line Press in 2018. Her first full-length book, I Always Knew This, should be available at the end of May. She was nominated for a pushcart in 2018 for a poem in The Pickled Body. You can find her poetry collection here…

http://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/the-dark-inside-my-hooded-coat-by-mary-leonard/

Brian McManus played a central role in the international criminal enquiry following the terrorist bombing of a Pan Am jet airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 with the loss of 270 lives. His collection of poetry, prose and photographs recounting the events of those times was published as Blue Daze, Black Knights The Story of Lockerbie in 1999. Having stepped away from the world of work, Brian spends his time reading and writing poetry reflecting on our increasingly challenging world, and in his own small way holding to account those who abdicate their responsibility for managing it and the lack of support for those who inhabit it. Liar Liar, his last book of poems, looked closely at the government’s management of Covid. Solastalgia, his next pamphlet will be published this summer by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. Brian is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BrianOpenWorld and his website is…

https://www.openworldpoetry.com/

Sergio A. is a retired, Educator, Bilingual-Queer PRican Trans Poet, & Human Rights Activist. Pushcart nominee, Best of the Web, Best of the Net, nominee. He took 2nd place in the 2016 Ramón Ataz annual poetry competition, sponsored by Alaire Publishing House. He workshops his poetry in RatsAssReview workshop. Recent credits include Spanish audio poems in GATO MALO Editing, Maleta Ilegal, Frances House, South Florida Poetry Journal, RatsAssReview, The Maynard, and Spillwords. He is the Founder of Undertow Tanka Poetry Review now La Resaca. Founder of the Online LGBTTQI+ Elderly Virtual Caribbean Artist Public Housing Collective and Publishing Press. You can find Sergio on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Saore and his website is…

https://saore.blogspot.com/

And you can also read Sergio at Spillwords…

Ankh Spice is a sea-obsessed, queer-identified poet from Aotearoa (New Zealand). He writes because he doesn’t have much skin, because the tiniest detail of the world is sentient in ways we overlook – loud and raw and all we’ve got – and because he seems to have a bit of a knack for translating that. His work circles constantly around natural imagery, environmental issues, mental and physical health, living landscape and myth, narratives of queerness, physicality and anti-colonisation, and the persistent briefness of being human. He’s grateful and a bit astonished to have had more than 100 pieces of work published on several continents over the last 2 years and refuses to rate any literary magazine as more important than any other, so doesn’t list them in author bios. Six of his poems have been nominated for Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, or both, and his poem ‘New Cloth’ was selected as joint winner of the Poetry Archive’s World View 2020 competition. He’s a co-editor at Ice Floe Press, a poetry contributing editor at Barren Magazine, and has two secret poetry collections coming later in 2021. You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SeaGoatScreams and for more about his work click the link below…

https://linktr.ee/SeaGoatScreamsPoetry

Rhona Greene is the brightest light of support ever known to any poet and can be spotted on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rhona_Greene

My Stickleback poetry collection is available to buy here…

https://deuxiemepeaupoetry.com/book-shop-stickleback/

My debut collection Eat the Storms is available here…

https://deuxiemepeaupoetry.com/book-shop-eat-the-storms/

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

You can find us on many platforms including Spotify and here is the link…

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