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This episode aired first on Saturday 19th February 2022. The guests were Georgia Hilton, Róisín Ní Neachtain, James Schwartz, Faith Joanne and William Keohane, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…
Georgia Hilton is an Irish poet and fiction writer living in Winchester, England. Her work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, such as The Rialto, Prole Magazine,192 Magazine, and Perhappened. Georgia has a pamphlet, I went up the lane quite cheerful (2018) and a collection, Swing (2020), both published by Dempsey and Windle. Her poem, Dark-Haired Hilda Replies to Patrick Kavanagh, won the Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize (2018) and her short poem The Lost Art of Staring into Fires was a runner-up in the Briefly Write Poetry Prize (2021). Georgia lives with her husband and three children.
Follow Georgia on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GGeorgiahilton
You can buy both of her pamphlets at Dempsey and Windle https://www.dempseyandwindle.com/georgiahilton.html
Róisín Ní Neachtain
Róisín Ní Neachtain is a disabled artist and writer based in County Kildare, Ireland. She is the editor of the online literary and art journal “Crow of Minerva” and her poetry has been published both online and in print most notably in Poethead and on iamb. She won second place at the Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition in 2021.
Follow Róisín on Twitter at https://twitter.com/crowofminerva
Discover Crow of Minerva at https://www.crowofminerva.com/
For more about Róisín and her work check out her website at https://roisinnineachtain.com/bio
James Schwartz is a poet, writer, slam performer, speaker & author. His book The Literary Party: Growing up gay and Amish in America was published by inGroup Press in 2011 and nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee and his poetry has been published in various journals including Silver Birch Series, The New Verse Press, Across the Social Distances, Icefloe Press and Fevers of the Mind and in various anthologies including Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience, Milk and Honey Siren, Grand Showcase, Not my President: the Anthology of Dissent.
In 2011 Schwartz joined the Three Rivers Community Players for a production of The Rocky Horror Show, playing a Phantom. He appears in the documentary films The Seahorse + From Pahoa with Lava 4.
A slam performer, Schwartz has read at various venues including The Zoo Bar, This is Fire! Kukuau Studio and La Hiki Ola kava bar. His essays have appeared in RFD Magazine, The Good Men Project and Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars anthology among others. He co-hosts the podcast Plain Rainbows: LGBTQ Amish and Anabaptist Stories with Mary Byler. James Schwartz resides in Detroit.
Follow James on Twitter at https://twitter.com/queeraspoetry
His latest collection Motor City Mix is out now from The Alien Buddha Press https://twitter.com/thealienbuddha
The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Literary-Party-Growing-Amish-America-ebook/dp/B00NW2UGUC
Faith Joanne is a welsh writer, poet, shop manager and counsellor currently based in Hampshire who has been writing for 17 years and started performing 6 years ago at an LBGTQ event called Inside. Since then she has been published in various journals and performed at Polari and regularly at Flight of the Dragonflies Spoken Word. She is currently working on her first poetry collection coming later this year.
You can find out more about Faith on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/faith.joanne.3
William Keohane is a writer from Limerick. In 2021, he was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, received a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland, and was one of ten poets selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions series. William holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Limerick.
William can be found on Instagram at william.keohane
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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