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This episode aired first on Saturday 25th September 2021. The guests were Liam Porter, Lannie Stabile, Paul Brookes, Sinead Griffin, Andy N, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…
Liam Porter is a writer, poet, and digital marketer from Merseyside, now residing in Chester. His poems have been published in 192, Independent Variable, Bloom and a range of other spaces. He was the co-editor and lead host of the 16th year of In The Red – LJMU’s poetry open mic night and annual anthology. He hopes his writing will provide an essence of calm and reflection in what is a very hectic world. He is the SEO & Content Strategist for Salience Search Marketing. His poetry pamphlet Waldeinsamkeit is published by Nine Pens.
Find Liam’s collection at Nine Pens https://ninepens.co.uk/
You can see and hear him read from Waldeinsamkeit on the October 3rd 19:00 for the virtual launch (via Zoom) with guest readings- book your free tickets now! Find the link on his Twitter feed.
Liam is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/liamporter92
Lannie Stabile (she/her), a queer Detroiter, is the winner of OutWrite’s 2020 Chapbook Competition in Poetry; the winning chapbook, Strange Furniture, is out with Neon Hemlock Press. She is a back-to-back finalist for the Glass Chapbook Series and back-to-back semifinalist for the Button Poetry Chapbook Contest. Lannie currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Barren Magazine and is a member of the MMPR Collective. She was named a 2020 Best of the Net finalist. Her debut full-length, Good Morning to Everyone Except Men Who Name Their Dogs Zeus, is out now with Cephalopress.
Lannie is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LannieStabile
For US links for her collection https://www.amazon.com/Good-Morning-Everyone-Except-Their/dp/1838220615/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=good+morning+to+everyone+except+men+who+name+their+dogs+zeus&qid=1630172870&s=books&sr=1-1
For UK links to her collection on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Good-Morning-Everyone-Except-Their/dp/1838220615/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=good+morning+to+everyone+except+men+who+name+their+dogs+zeus&qid=1630172627&s=books&sr=1-1
Paul Brookes is a shop asst. His chapbooks include The Fabulous Invention Of Barnsley, (Dearne Community Arts, 1993). The Headpoke and Firewedding (Alien Buddha Press, 2017), A World Where and She Needs That Edge (Nixes Mate Press, 2017, 2018) The Spermbot Blues (OpPRESS, 2017), Port Of Souls (Alien Buddha Press, 2018),Please Take Change (Cyberwit.net, 2018), Stubborn Sod, (Alien Buddha Press, 2019), As Folk Over Yonder ( Afterworld Books, 2019). Forthcoming is Khoshhali and Ghost Holiday (Alien Buddha Press, 2020) He edits The Wombwell Rainbow Interviews.
Paul is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PaulDragonwolf1
Read more of Paul’s Sonnets at Fever of the Mind https://feversofthemind.com/tag/paul-brookes/
Follow Paul via his blog https://thewombwellrainbow.com/
Paul is on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PaulBrookesWriter
Sinéad Griffin first studied science and enjoyed a career in the Irish biotechnology sector before moving with her family, spending years living in both Paris and Edinburgh. She took numerous creative writing classes while raising her children and is a founding member of the ‘Words on the Wind’ poetry group at the Irish Writers Centre. Her poetry has been published in The Honest Ulsterman, Skylight 47, Channel Literary Magazine, The Irish Times Hennessy New Irish Writing, The Waxed Lemon and Poems from the Heron Clan VIIIanthology. She won the Adult Unpublished category of the Trocaire Poetry Ireland Competition 2021. She lives in Dublin with her husband and three adult daughters.
Sinead is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SineadGrif
Andy N is the author of 6 full length poetry collections, the most recent being Haiku of life and is the co-host of Chorlton Cum Hardy’s always welcoming spoken word open mic night ‘Speak Easy’. He runs and co-runs Podcasts such as Spoken Label (Poetry / Author / Artist Chat) and Reading in Bed (Book Reviews) and also does ambient music under the name of Ocean in a Bottle.
Follow Andy on his website http://onewriterandhispc.blogspot.com/
Andy can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/andynstorytellerpoet/
And at SpeakEasy Manchester https://www.facebook.com/speakeasymanchester
Hedgehog Poetry Picnic at the Gloucester Poetry Festival
Join 8 poets from The Hedgehog Poetry Press on 16th October 2021 at the Gloucester Poetry Festival 2021 on this year’s the theme of Reflection
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 is website https://deuxiemepeaupoetry.com/
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