Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 4 – Season 5

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This episode aired first on Saturday 28th May 2022. The guests were Adam Wyeth, Maureen Boyle, Jessamine O’Connor, Kimberley Petrie, Samuel Tongue, Kitty Donnelly, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…

Adam Wyeth

Adam Wyeth is an award-winning and critically acclaimed poet, playwright and essayist with five books published with Salmon Poetry. In 2019 he received The Kavanagh Fellowship Award. His debut collection Silent Music(2011) was Highly Commended by the Forward Poetry Prize. In 2013 Salmon published his essays The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic Mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry, Foreword by Paula Meehan. His second collection The Art of Dying (2016) was an Irish Times Book of the Year. Wyeth’s plays have been performed across Ireland as well as in New York and Berlin. His play This Is What Happened was published by Salmon in 2019. In 2020 he received the Arts Council Ireland Literature Project Award and was selected for the Abbey Theatre Engine Room Development Programme to work on an audio production of about:blank. about:blank premiered at Dublin Theatre Festival 2021, performed by Olwen Fouere, Owen Roe and Paula McGlinchey – In 2021 he was a recipient of the Live Music & Performance Scheme for there will be no silence, a new music and text work, in collaboration with Emmy-nominated composer David Downes, performed by pianist Rolf Hind and cellist Adrian Mantu, with actors Aisling O’Sullivan and Owen Roe, produced by Pauline Ashwood. In 2021 Wyeth was selected for artist residencies at the Heinrich Böll Cottage and the Ámeto Mítico Residency along the Camino de Santiago. Wyeth lives in Dublin where he works as a freelance writer and teaches online creative writing correspondence courses at and He is an Associate Artist of the Civic Theatre, Dublin, and works on ideas and research for the RTÉ Poetry Programme.

Follow Adam on Twitter at

Find out more about Adam via his website

About: Blank is available from Salmon Poetry

Maureen Boyle

Maureen Boyle lives in Belfast. She began writing as a child in Sion Mills, County Tyrone, winning a UNESCO medal for a book of poems in 1979 at the age of eighteen. She studied in Trinity College, Dublin and did postgraduate work in the University of East Anglia, the University of Ulster, and in 2005 was awarded a Masters in Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast. She has won various awards including the Ireland Chair of Poetry Prize in 2007, and the Strokestown International Poetry Prize in the same year. In 2013 she won the Fish Short Memoir Prize. She has received support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland in the form of Individual Arts, ACES and Travel Awards. She was commissioned to write a poem on the Crown Bar in Belfast for a BBC documentary in 2008. A limited edition pamphlet appeared in June 2019 of her poem ‘The Nunwell Letter’ written for the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Bursary awarded in 2017 to research John Donne’s wife, Ann More’s stay on the Isle of Wight in 1611. Some of her work has been translated into German and Dutch. She taught Creative Writing with the Open University, and taught English in St Dominic’s Grammar School in Belfast. She is a mentor in Memoir and Poetry at the Irish Writers’ Centre. The Work of a Winter, her debut collection of poetry, was launched in December 2017, and is currently in its second edition. The collection was shortlisted for the 2019 Shine/Strong Award. Strabane, a long poem, Strabane, appeared in 2020.  Her second full collection, ‘The Last Spring of the World’ is published in June 2022 with Arlen House, Dublin.

Follow Maureen on Twitter at

The Last Spring of the World will be published by Arlen House and is also home to The Work of a Winter

Jessamine O’Connor

Jessamine O’Connor’s latest book “Silver Spoon” is out now with Salmon Poetry. She has lived on the Roscommon Sligo border for exactly half her life, recently held a Countdown festival, tutors English and creative writing, and is an editor with Drunk Muse Press, and Scrimshaw Journal of new writing and visual art.

Follow Jessamine at

She was the editor of Drunk Muse Press which has its launch on May 29th in Boyne

Silver Spoon is available at Salmon Poetry

Kimberley Petrie

Kimberley Petrie is an Aberdonian performance poet and writer in Doric and English. A recent recipient of the Aberdeen Art Gallery micro-commission project, she loves to collaborate with other artists and enjoys researching for her work.

Her work has been published by Leopard Arts and Dreich Themes. Stage performances include Look Again festival, Extinction Rebellion Rebel Rising festival, Doric Poetry Slam, Hysteria, Speakin Weird, Like a Blot From The Blue and Avant Garde (Glasgow).

Her first poetry collection ‘Granite Heart’ was published in April 2022.

Her Facebook page is @KimberleyPetrieWriter 

Follow Kimberley on Twitter at

My book ‘Granite Heart’ is available to purchase via Seahorse Publications 

Samuel Tongue

Samuel Tongue’s first collection is Sacrifice Zones (Red Squirrel, 2020) and he has published three pamphlets: Stitch (Tapsalteerie, 2018), Hauling-Out (Eyewear, 2016) with The Nakedness of the Fathers (Broken Sleep) as his third. He is a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award winner and poems have appeared in many places including Butcher’s Dog, Banshee Lit, Magma, Finished CreaturesPBLJ, The Interpreter’s House, Under the Radar and elsewhere. His work has also been translated into Latvian, Arabic, and Ukrainian. 

Follow Samuel on Twitter at

Follow Samuel on his website at

and on Facebook at

Kitty Donnelly

Kitty Donnelly’s first collection, The Impact of Limited Time, was the joint winner of the Indigo Dreams collection competition. Her second collection, In Dangerous Hours, is available to pre-order from Indigo Dreams. She lives in Yorkshire with a selection of rescued animals & works for the NHS as a psychiatric nurse. She won a Creative Future award & has been nominated for a Jerwood Compton Fellowship. She has had poems published in journals including The Honest Ulsterman, The Rialto & the New Welsh Review. 

Follow Kitty on Twitter at

Pre-order The Dangerous Hours Indigo Press at

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TonightFahmidan Journal Celebrates

Join host and producer Damien B Donnelly as he reads alongside fellow poets who all had work appearing in the wonderful Fahmidan Journal on Saturday 28th May at 7.30 GMT on zoom. For zoom details, DM Fahmidan on Twitter at

Damien B Donnelly, Producer, Host and Poet

Damien B Donnelly is a 46-year-old Irish, adopted, gay, writer and podcast producer who spent 23 years living in Paris, Amsterdam, and London, returning to Dublin in 2019. In 2020, his debut pamphlet Eat the Storms appeared on the Poetry Book Society Winter List 2020/21 and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize followed by a Stickleback collection, and second Pushcart Prize nomination, in Jan 2021, both published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. He produces and hosts the poetry podcast Eat the Storms, now in its 5th season with 300+ international guests on over 12 platforms. In the Jitterfritz of Neon, a poetry pamphlet co-written with Eilin de Paor, was published in Jan 2022 followed by his first full collection Enough! in July 2022, for which he was awarded an Agility Award by Arts Council, Ireland. The Fingal Arts have funded his next collection Back from Away, due in 2023. His poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous journals, both online and in print. In May 2022 he opened submissions to the inaugural issue of The Storms, a journal of poetry, prose and visual art.

He is on Twitter at and instagram at both @damiboy and @weshallalwayshaveparis

You can purchase his pamphlets at his website

Backing music for Eat the Storms is from Purple Planet Royalty Free Music, with thanks…

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