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This episode aired first on Saturday 3rd July 2021. The guests were Christina Thatcher, Matt Hohner, Daniel Wade, Kristin Garth and Gaynor Kane, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…
Christina Thatcher is a Creative Writing Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She keeps busy off campus as Poetry Editor for The Cardiff Review, a tutor for The Poetry School, a member of the Literature Wales Management Board and as a freelance workshop facilitator across the UK. Her poetry and short stories have featured in over 50 publications including The London Magazine,Magma, North American Review, Planet Magazine, The Interpreter’s House and more. She has published two poetry collections with Parthian Books: More than you were (2017) and How to Carry Fire (2020).
Find out more about Christina at her website https://christinathatcher.com/
Follow Christina on Twitter at https://twitter.com/writetoempower
You can buy her collections at Parthian Books https://www.parthianbooks.com/products/how-to-carry-fire?_pos=10&_sid=ca83ce97d&_ss=r
Matt Hohner is an editor for Loch Raven Review. He once won a poetry slam in Washington State over the phone from Maryland. He has collaborated with Dutch composer Bec Plexus to convert a poem of his into lyrics for a song performed in Amsterdam, and with visual artists for an LED electronic art billboard project in Baltimore City. Hohner’s first collection is Thresholds and Other Poems (Apprentice House 2018). Salmon Poetry will publish his next collection in 2023. An international award-winning poet, he most recently placed second in the 2021 Fish Publishing Poetry Prize. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Matt is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/matt_hohner
Follow Matt on this website at https://matthohner.wordpress.com/
You can find out more about Lock Raven Review at https://thelochravenreview.net/
Daniel Wade is a poet, playwright and fiction writer from Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland. In January 2017, his play ‘The Collector’ opened the 20th anniversary season of the New Theatre, Dublin. His spoken-word album ‘Embers and Earth’, available for download on iTunes and Spotify, launched at the National Concert Hall. A prolific performer, Daniel has featured at many festivals including Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, and the 2019 International Literature Festival (ILFD). In January 2020 his radio drama ‘Crossing the Red Line’ was broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Extra, and later won a silver award at the New York Festivals Radio Awards for Best Digital Drama. Daniel was the Hennessy New Irish Writing winner for April 2015 in The Irish Times, and his poetry and short fiction have featured in over two dozen publications since 2012. His debut collection ‘Rapids’ was published by Finishing Line Press in August of 2021. His novel ‘a Land Without Wolves’ is published by Temple Dark Books. In November 2020, his screenplay ‘Strike’, co-written with filmmaker Shane Collins, was nominated as a finalist in the 2020 Waterford Film Festival.
Daniel is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wadeinthewate11 and Instagram at dan_wade_in_the_water
Daniel is on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/daniel-wade-7
Follow Daniel at his website http://www.danielwade.ie/
Daniel is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/shutthefuckup654
Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Rhysling nominated sonneteer and a Best of the Net 2020 finalist. Her sonnets have stalked journals like Glass, Yes, Five:2:One, Luna Luna and more. She is the author of 20 books of poetry including Candy Cigarette Womanchild Noir (Hedgehog Poetry Press), Flutter Southern Gothic Fever Dream (TwistiT Press), and Girlarium (Fahmidan Journal). She is the founder of Pink Plastic House a tiny journal and co-founder of Performance Anxiety, an online poetry reading series.
Kristin is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lolaandjolie
You can find more about Kristin at her website https://kristingarth.com/
Gaynor Kane is a Northern Irish poet from Belfast. She has two poetry pamphlets, and a full collection, from Hedgehog Poetry Press, they are Circling the Sun, Memory Forest, and Venus in Pink Marble (2018, 2019 and September 2020 respectively). She is co-author, along with Karen Mooney, of Penned In a poetry pamphlet written in response to the pandemic (November 2020).
Gaynor is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/gaynorkane
You can follow Gaynor and buy her collections at her website https://gaynorkane.com/
Damien B Donnelly, Producer, Host and Poet
Damien B 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 collection documenting his love affair with Paris called Enough!
He is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/deuxiemepeau and instagram at @damiboy
You can follow him and buy his Eat the Storms debut pamphlet and his Stickleback micro collection at https://deuxiemepeaupoetry.com/
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