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This episode aired first on Saturday 27th November 2021. The guests were Dominic Weston, Susan Darlington, Liam Flanagan, Meg Freer and Matthew McGuirk, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…
Dominic Weston produces wildlife television programmes, runs over the Mendip hills and writes poetry. His work often relates to family and the natural world, undercut by a healthy slick of darkness. He has also slipped off the page into Poetry Film. In 2019 Hastings Lit Fest awarded him first prize for ‘Ghost of a Flea’’ and his poems have appeared in many publications including Agenda, Black Bough Poetry, Dreich, Magma Poetry, Poetry Scotland, The North, Under The Radar and The Iron Press Book of Tree Poems.
Dominic is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Limescale and on Instagram @FlipFlopFIlms
Find Dominic on his website www.flipflopfilms.com
Susan Darlington’s poetry regularly explores the female experience through nature-based symbolism and stories of transformation. It has been published in Nymphs, Dreich, Dream Catcher, Anti-Heroin Chic, Hedgehog Press, and Ethel Zine among others. She has two books available: ‘Traumatropic Heart’ (Selcouth Station, 2021) and ‘Under The Devil’s Moon’ (Penniless Press Publications, 2015
Susan is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/S_sanDarlington
Traumatropic Heart is published by Selcouth Station and available here https://www.selcouthstation.com/product-page/traumatropic-heart-by-susan-darlington
Liam Flanagan was born and bred in Galway. He has a degree in English and Philosophy and a Teaching Diploma in IT. He spent 10 years in Dublin during the Celtic Tiger years but moved back across the Shannon to enjoy the wind, rain and the sand! His poetry has been published by Pendemic.ie, Spillwords.com and Write in the Flow amongst other sites with a number of his poems archived in the James Joyce library in University College Dublin.
Follow Liam on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LFlanaga
Meg Freer grew up in Montana and has written poetry since 2015, when she was woken up one night by a complete poem that flashed in front of her eyes, even though she had never written poetry. Since then, poems have arrived less aggressively, and she now wishes she had more time to write them. She studied musicology in Minnesota and New Jersey, where she also worked in scholarly book publishing. She now teaches piano, and enjoys the outdoors year-round in Ontario. Her photos and poems have won awards and have been published in anthologies and journals such as Ruminate, Juniper Poetry, Eastern Iowa Review, Rat’s Ass Review and Arc Poetry. She is co-author of a poetry chapbook titled Serve the Sorrowing World with Joy.
You can find Meg here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010014006034
Matt McGuirk teaches and laughs at his puns by day and scribbles somewhat coherent words nightly. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. BOTN 2021 nominee with words in various lit mags(online and print) and his debut hybrid collection is out with Alien Buddha Press and available on Amazon and Lulu under the title: Daydreams, Obsessions, Realities.
Matt is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/McguirkMatthew and Instagram at @mcguirk_matthew
Matthew’s new collection is available here https://www.amazon.com/Daydreams-Obsessions-Realities-hybrid-collection/dp/B09M5KY8HH/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1637696279&sr=8-1
Deck the Storms
Join myself and 21 writers on the 14th Dec at 7.30pm GMT on Zoom for an evening of festive poetry, prose and fun with free tickets at Eventbrite
Christmas & Winter Edition Vol 2 is now available at your nearest and friendliest Amazon published by Black Bough Poetry and you can find out more about Black Bough here https://www.blackboughpoetry.com/about-3
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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