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This episode aired first on Saturday 12th February 2022. The guests were David Hanlon, Chaucer Cameron, Jo Westen, Galia and Joseph Fasano, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…
David Hanlon is a welsh poet living in Cardiff. He is a Best of the Net nominee. You can find his work online in over 50 magazines, including Rust & Moth, Icefloe Press & Mineral Lit Mag. His first chapbook Spectrum of Flight is available for purchase now at Animal Heart Press & his next collection Dawn’s Incision is coming in 2022 with Icefloe Press.
Follow David on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DavidHanlon13 and Instagram at @welshpoetd
Spectrum of Flight is available at Animal Heart Press https://animalheartpress.net/spectrum-of-flight/
Chaucer Cameron is a poet and the author of In an Ideal world I’d Not Be Murdered (Against The Grain 2021) She has been published in journals, magazines, including: Under the Radar, Poetry Salzburg, The North and Tears in the Fence, and was shortlisted for, Live Canon 2021 International Poetry Competition for Single Poem. Chaucer is creator of Wild Whispers an international poetry film project, and regularly curates and presents poetry film at events and festivals. She is co-editor of the online magazine Poetry Film Live.
Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ChaucerCameron
Find out more about Chaucer at her website https://chaucercameron.com/
In an Ideal World I’d Not Be Murdered is available here https://againstthegrainpoetrypress.wordpress.com/shop/
Jo Weston is a poet and writer whose work has been shortlisted in the Bridport Prize, longlisted in the Mslexia Poetry Competition and she was selected in the erbacce prize to be one of their Featured Poets. Her poetry, short fiction and memoir have been published by Left Lion, Fortunate Traveller, erbacce press and IOU Theatre, as well as in seven anthologies, an art exhibition and a festival guide. She has read her work on TV and radio, and as part of several arts festivals. Jo has been a reader for The Nasiona, led writing workshops for cancer charities, and been Writer-in-Residence for both the Maggie’s Centre in Nottingham and the literary organisation Writers Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Her debut pamphlet – How not to multitask – was published by Wild Pressed Books in 2021.
Follow Jo on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JoWestn
Find out more about Jo at her website https://joweston1.wixsite.com/joweston/about
Galia is a writer, musician, crafter, and Head of English, media and film at a school in London. Her poems have recently been published in Bad Lilies, Atrium and Dear Reader. In her capacity as a teacher, she has lectured the Shakespeare Institute, the British Film Institute, the British Library and other venues. She is on the committee for the London Association for the Teaching of English (@LondonLATE). She is currently working on her first full poetry collection.
Follow Galia on Twitter at https://twitter.com/galiamelon and Instagram @galia_melon
Joseph Fasano is a poet, novelist, and songwriter. His novels include The Swallows of Lunetto (forthcoming from Maudlin House, 2022) and The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing (Platypus Press, 2020), which was named one of the “20 Best Small Press Books of 2020.” His books of poetry include The Crossing (2018), Vincent (2015), Inheritance (2014), and Fugue for Other Hands (2013). His honors include the Cider Press Review Book Award, the Rattle Poetry Prize, seven Pushcart Prize nominations, and a nomination for the Poets’ Prize, “awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior to the award year.” His work has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Boston Review, Missouri Review, Tin House, Verse Daily, the Academy of American Poets’ poem-a-day program, and other publications and anthologies. He serves on the Editorial Board of Alice James Books, and he is the Founder of the Poem for You Series.
Follow Joseph on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Joseph_Fasano_
His “living poem” for his son can be found and followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/stars_poem
Find out more about Joseph at his website http://josephfasano.net/
Poets Directory Live! Virtual Poetry Society Stanza
Book now for Sunday February 13th at 19:00 for the Poets’ Directory Live! Virtual Stanza event via Zoom. The event is part of the Poetry Society’s network of Stanza groups and brings poetry into your home every month. With readings from the excellent Chaucer Cameron, Julie Mellor, Damien Donnelly, Rory Waterman and Pascale Petit.
Book your free tickets here-
In the Jitterfritz of Neon, a conversational poetry pamphlet
In the Jitterfritz of Neon, a conversational poetry pamphlet by Eilín de Paor and Damien B Donnelly published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press is available to buy here…
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 arriving on the 17th Jan 2022 which will be followed by 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/
Backing music for Eat the Storms is from Purple Planet Royalty Free Music, with thanks…
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