Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – The Pride Party – Episode 7 – Season 5

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This episode aired first on Saturday 25th June 2022. The guests were Sue Finch, Charles K Carter, Jane Campbell, Mark Ward, Mille van der Have, David Nash, Halle Preneta, JP Seabright, Lawrence Moore, Jem Henderson, Faith Joanne, Denis Mockler, Rachel Handley, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…

Sue Finch

Sue Finch’s debut collection, ‘Magnifying Glass’, was published in 2020. She lives with her wife, Kath, in North Wales. You can often find her on Twitter @soopoftheday where there are also links to her published poems. Today she is sharing a new poem exclusively for this Eat the Storms episode.

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Charles K Carter

Charles K. Carter is a queer poet from Iowa. He shares his home with his artist husband and their spoiled pets. He enjoys film, yoga, and live music. Melissa Etheridge is his ultimate obsession. He holds an MFA from Lindenwood University. His poems have appeared in several literary journals. He is the author Read My Lips (David Robert Books, November 2022) and several chapbooks. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram @CKCpoetry. 

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Jane Campbell

Winner of the 2021 Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize Jane Campbell’s first collection Slowly as Clouds is published by Indigo Dreams. Jane is an out and proud dyke-writer whose work has also been long listed for a Poetry Wales award, appeared in The Lampeter Review, One Hand Clapping and in the 2021 Saboteur best anthology “Bloody Amazing”. Her poem ‘The Gardener’ was featured on a BBC Wales Programme Giants in the Sky.

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Her collection Slowly as Clouds is available from Indigo Dreams

David Nash

David Nash is a poet and writer from County Cork, Ireland, who lives and works between Europe and Chile. His poetry has appeared in various publications such as The White Review, The Stinging Fly, and Pilot Press’ Queer Anthologies series, and he has won several awards, being the first poet to win Goldsmiths’ Pat Kavanagh Prize. His art texts have appeared in numerous exhibitions and art books thoughout the UK and Ireland, most recently for Wolfgang Tillmans at IMMA. His first children’s book, Bajo Mis Pies, was released in Latin America in 2020, as did two translations of books on the social and cultural history of Chile. He writes a column for Harper’s Bazaar Korea, and other essays have appeared in Elle and the Irish Times. His pamphlet, The Islands of Chile, is out with 14 Poems in September.

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Milla van der Have

Milla van der Have is a Gemini. She has been published in Cincinnati Review, Ninth Letter and Cutbank a.o. She’s has two chapbooks: Ghosts of Old Virginny (2015) and the Spanish-English Avistamiento de ballenas (2021). Milla lives in Utrecht, The Netherlands, with her wife and two rabbits.

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De Laatste Kat, Voor Moksi,
schootkat par excellence

Het is winter en ze is er niet;
niets weegt zwaarder dan een minnaar in de storm,
die zich liever door de wind lokken laat.

Haar vorm wordt sneeuw; haar gedachten parels,
die je zwijgend door je vingers glippen laat.
Een kleine wereld en zo ongrijpbaar is ze.

Je keek haar na hoe ze verdween
hoe ze de tekens om zich smeedde

buiten waar zij is; het is winter
tijd van sterren en van lange adem.
Een laatste kat springt op je schoot, blaast
zijn simpel spinnen uit.

Mark Ward

Mark Ward is the author of the chapbooks, Circumference (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and Carcass (Seven Kitchens Press, 2020), Hike (Bear Creek Press, 2022), the online Choose Your Own Adventure sonnet, Faultlines (Voidspace, 2022) and a full-length collection, Nightlight (Salmon Poetry, 2023). His poems have been featured in The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, Boyne Berries, Skylight47, The Honest Ulsterman, Assaracus, Tincture, Cordite, Softblow and many more, as well as anthologies, the most recent of which is Queering the Green: Post-2000 Queer Irish Poetry. He was Highly Commended in the 2019 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award and in 2020 he was shortlisted for the Cúirt New Writing Prize and selected for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions series. In 2021, he was awarded a Literature Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland. He has recorded poems for RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena and The Poetry Programme, Lyric FM’s Poetry File and the podcast Words Lightly Spoken. He is the founding editor of Impossible Archetype, an international journal of LGBTQ+ poetry, now in its sixth year.

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Halle Preneta

Halle  Prenta (she/her) enjoys writing short romance, sci-fi, and horror stories along with poetry and gets her ideas from random life experiences and fanfiction. When she’s not writing, she’s either watching YouTube or playing Animal Crossing. She also enjoys theatre, music, and animals and is very passionate about social justice and human rights, especially LGBTQ+ rights. She’s had works published in various literary magazines such as The Hearth Magazine, Write Now Lit, and CP Quarterly and her latest chapbook “The Event Horizon” is currently out with Bullshit Lit. She’s also the EIC of Tyrian Ink, a queer led press dedicated to publishing chapbooks written by LGBTQ+ youth.

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JP Seabright

JP Seabright (she/they) is a queer writer living in London. They have three pamphlets published: Fragments from Before the Fall: An Anthology in Post-Anthropocene Poetry by Beir Bua Press; the erotic memoir NO HOLDS BARRED  by Lupercalia Press, and GenderFux, a collaborative poetry pamphlet, by Nine Pens Press. MACHINATIONS, a collaborative work exploring the life and work of Alan Turing using experimental and AI-generated text is out later this year from Trickhouse Press, as is Be∞Cause from Ghost City Press. JP was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in October 2021.

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Gender Fux is available at Nine Pens!/products/genderfux—nine-series-anthology-2—jem-henderson-0x2c–jonathan-kinsman-0x2c–jp-seabright

Jem Henderson

Jem Henderson (she/they) is a genderqueer poet from Leeds. They have recently won a Creative Future award for underrepresented writers. an othered mother, their first pamphlet, is due out in July 2022 from Nine Pens. Another collaborative book, Genderfux, is out now with Nine Pens, and they have a book due in 2023 from Broken Sleep.

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The Link to Gender Fux is!/products/genderfux—nine-series-anthology-2—jem-henderson-0x2c–jonathan-kinsman-0x2c–jp-seabright

Lawrence Moore

Lawrence Moore has lived in the coastal city of Portsmouth, England his whole life and shares a house overlooking Kingston Cemetery with his husband Matthew and their nine mostly well behaved cats.He has felt an affinity for poetry from a young age and wrote periodically down the years before committing to it in his early forties.His poems have appeared in publications including SarasvatiPink Plastic HouseFahmidan JournalGreen Ink PoetryDreich and The Madrigal.His debut chapbook Aerial Sweetshop was released in January by Alien Buddha Press.

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Faith Joanne

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

Denis Mockler

Denis Mockler writes poetry and songs. He has self published 4 collections of poetry since 2018 and 2 collections of songs since 2015. A new collection of mostly LGBTQ poetry will be available next year. His poetry and songs are available online and by email 

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Rachel Handley

Rachel Handley is a fiction writer, poet, and philosophy academic based in Dublin, Ireland. Their work has been published by The Liminal Review, Arlen House, Dreich, 365 Tomorrows, The Madrigal Press, Ellipsis Zine, Full House Literary, and Sonder Magazine. They have work forthcoming in Ink Drinkers, Tree and Stone Magazine, Eunoia Review, and Martian Magazine. Their debut collection of short stories, Possible Worlds and Other Stories, will be published by Ellipsis Imprints in September 2022.

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Don’t Miss

Flight of the Dragonfly / Flights Journal

Check out online and soon to be once again in-person Flight of the Dragonfly Spoken Word events and their fantastic e-journal Flights. And they are about to launch their debut printed anthology of work previously featured in Flights and have two chapbooks in the works as a new publishing house- One to Watch!!!

The Storms, a journal of poetry prose and visual art, as featured in The Monthly from CAP

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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