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This episode aired first on Saturday 4th December 2021. The guests were JP Seabright, Özge Lena, Shiksha Dhera, Brad Beau Cohen and Samantha L. Terrell, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…
JP Seabright is a queer writer (she/they) living in London, with poetry, short stories and experimental work published online and in print. Their debut poetry pamphlet, an experimental conceptual work, Fragments from Before the Fall, will be published by Beir Bua Press in December 2021. A prose chapbook NO HOLDS BARRED will be available for presale from Lupercalia Press also in December 2021, and in early 2022 GenderFux, a collaborative poetry pamphlet, part of the Nine Series, will be published by Nine Pens Press.
JP is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/errormessage
Find out more about JP here https://jpseabright.com
To order Fragments from Before the Fall: An Anthology of Post-Anthropocene Poetry check out Beir Bua Press https://beirbuapress.com/2021/11/27/fragments-from-before-the-fall-jp-seabright/
Özge Lena is an İstanbul-based writer and poet and an English language teacher. She has got a published novella in Turkish titled Otopsi (The Autopsy). And her poems in English have appeared in Ink Sweat & Tears, Green Ink Poetry, Fahmidan Journal, Off Menu Press, One Art Poetry Journal, and elsewhere and forthcoming in After Poetry and Fragmented Voices. Her poetry was shortlisted for the Ralph Angel Poetry Prize 2021.
Follow Özge on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LenaOzge and on Instagram at @lenaozge
Shiksha Dheda is a South African of Indian descent. She uses writing to express her OCD and depression roller-coaster ventures. Sometimes, she dabbles in photography, painting, and baking lopsided layered cakes. Her writing has been featured(on/forthcoming) in Brittle Paper, Daily Drunk Magazine, Door is a jar, Luna Luna Mag and Versification, amongst others. She is the Pushcart nominated author of Washed Away (Alien Buddha Press, 2021)
Follow Shiksha on Twitter https://twitter.com/ShikshaWrites
To buy Washed Away, Alien Buddha Press https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09H95KQKJ
Find out more about Shiksha at her website https://shikshadheda.ixsite.com/writing/poetry
Brad Beau Cohen
Brad Beau Cohen (they/them, he/him) is a working class, queer poet born in Guernsey and based in London. Cohen’s poetry has been published by Fourteen Poems and American literary journal Versification Zine, anthologised twice by Fincham Press, exhibited in SomosArt House and alongside Maurizio Bongiovanni in The Hilbert Raum. His debut poetry pamphlet, Sugar Water will be published by Soho City Books on March 15th 2022, wherever books are sold.
You can find Brad on Twitter https://twitter.com/bradbeaucohen & Instagram @bradbeaucohen
Samantha L. Terrell
Samantha L. Terrell, author of Vision, and Other Things We Hide From (Potter’s Grove Press), and the chapbook Keeping Afloat (JC STUDIO Press), is an internationally published American poet whose work emphasizes self-awareness as a means to social awareness. Terrell’s poetry can be found in a variety of fine publications, such as: Dissident Voice, Dove Tales, Green Ink, In Parentheses, Misfit Magazine, Red Weather, Sledgehammer, and many others. She amd her family reside in Upstate New York.
Follow Samantha on Twitter at https://twitter.com/honestypoetry
Find out more about Samantha at her website www.SamanthaTerrell.com
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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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