Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 10 – Season 5

Podcast available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Player FM, Radio Public, OverCast, PocketCast, CastBox, iTunes, Podbean, Podcast Addicts and many more platforms.

This episode aired first on Saturday 16th July 2022. The guests were Jessica Traynor, Luke Morgan, Matt Hohner, Madeleine White, Nithy Kasa and Jeremy Dixon, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…

Jeremy Dixon

Jeremy Dixon is a poet and maker of Artist’s Books. He was born in Essex and moved to the Vale of Glamorgan as a teenager, living there for over 45 years. His poetry has appeared in Butcher’s Dog, Found Poetry Review, HIV Here & Now, Impossible Archetype, Lighthouse Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, Roundyhouse and other print and online magazines. He has been published several times by Arachne Press, including his debut pamphlet IN RETAIL (2019) and in the recent bilingual Welsh/English anthology, A470: Poems for the Road/Cerddi’r Ffordd (2022). Jeremy’s first full collection, A Voice Coming From Then, was published by Arachne Press in August 2021 and is Shortlisted for English Language Wales Book of the Year 2022 in the Poetry category.

Follow Jeremy on Twitter at and on Instagram at @hazardpressuk and via his website

On Wednesday 20th July Arachne Press are hosting the Wales Book of the Year Poetry Shortlist- don’t miss this…

Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor is a poet, essayist and librettist, and poetry editor at Banshee. Herdebut poetry collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. The Quick (Dedalus Press, 2018) was an Irish Times poetry choice. Awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary and Hennessy New Writer of the Year. Operas include Paper Boat, a commission from Irish National Opera and Music for Galway, and The Wanderer, commissioned by Irish Modern Dance Theatre. Residencies include Yeats Society Sligo, Seamus Heaney Home Place and the DLR LexIcon. Pit Lullabies (Bloodaxe, 2022) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. 

Follow Jessica on Twitter at

Find out more about Jessica via her website

Pit Lullabies is available from most bookstores and

Luke Morgan

Luke Morgan’s second collection, “Beast”, was published by Arlen House 2022. His debut, “Honest Walls”, was published in 2016. He has published work in Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, the Irish Independent among others. As well as poetry, he is also an award-winning filmmaker and theatre director. He lives in Galway.

Follow Luke on Twitter at

Find out more about the Morgan Brothers at

Matt Hohner

Matt Hohner’s recent publications include Live Canon AnthologyNew ContrasttakahēBealtaine, and Prairie Schooner. An editor on Loch Raven Review, Hohner’s collection Thresholds and Other Poems (Apprentice House) was published in 2018. His next collection will be published by Salmon Poetry in 2023.

Follow Matt on Twitter at

Find out more about Matt via his website

Madeleine White

Madeleine White was born in Germany, with roots in Canada and the UK. A magazine publisher and editor, she has produced national and international web and print magazines, creating a voice for those without one, such as the successful Nina-Iraq, a project she worked on with the World Bank to reach out to Iraqi women everywhere. Since 2019, she has been founder/editor of Write On! magazine, Write on Extra e-zine and the Write On! Audio podcast published by Pen to Print, an Arts Council NPO organisation. Madeleine’s debut novel, Mother Of Floods, a speculative delve into clifi and the world unseen (via a narrative that gives the internet a soul by connecting the oldest myths and legends of this world to cutting edge technology) was published by US/Canadian publisher Crowsnest. Madeleine’s debut poetry collection, The Horse And The Girl is a series of 30 linked narrative poems. Published by the respected Belfast based Lapwing Publications, it centres on conversations between the ‘Horse And The Girl,’ looking at issues such as relationships, climate change, growing older, life, death and change in general and offers a wry, poignant look at the world around us, with a strong environmental slant. The collection has been written from the perspective of a woman in middle age and the relationship she has with her horse and is based along the coast and marshlands of east Kent. Though Madeleine lives in Kent, she has family in Carrickfergus and has enjoyed riding in Ireland as well. With Crowsnest and Lapwing as her publishers, Madeleine hopes her next book will complete a triumvirate of birds, by sporting a Penguin on the cover.

Follow Madeleine on Twitter at

Madeleine is the editor of Write On

Nithy Kasa

Nithy Kasa is an Ireland based poet of Congolese origin. Her poems have been published in Poetry Ireland Review, Trumpet Magazine, SAH Journal, Flare, A New Ulster, Dedalus Press’s Writing Home: The New Irish Poets and the commemorative anthology from The Ireland Chair of Poetry Hold Open the Door byUCD Press. She received the Poetry Ireland commissions 2020, with the support of an Arts Council of Ireland Commission Award. And was short listed for The Eavan Boland Emerging Poet Award 2021. Nithy’s debut collection of poetry was published by Doire Press in 2022.

Follow Nithy on Twitter at

You can buy Palm Wine and The Boy at Jericho at Doire Press

Find out more about Lesley 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! coming 29th August 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 and it will be launched in August 2022.

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

You can purchase his pamphlets and pre-order Enough! at his website

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

You can find us on many platforms including Spotify and here is the link…

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