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This episode aired first on Saturday 30th July 2022. The guests were Lennart Lundh, Ryan Duggins, Laney Lenox, Traci Neal, Manny and Jo Black, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…
Lennart Lundh is a poet, short-fictionist, historian, and photographer whose work, including twenty-three poetry titles, has appeared internationally since 1965. His most current books are two self-published volumes in the Poems Against Cancer annual series, which has raised funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation since 2014; Pictures, Postcards, Letters (Kelsay Books, 2020); and The River Singing (Workhorse Writers Press, 2019). Lennart books can be found at his Etsy and on Amazon with links below.
Find Lennart is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lenlundh
You can find Lennart’s books on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/visionswords
And on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Lennart-Lundh/e/B001H6KVRI%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
Lennart is on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVop7qstg59vLG3VaAQWW_g
Ryan Duggins is a Dublin based poet from the working class city of Wolverhampton. He’s been bringing his unique brand of no-frills, on-the-nose poetry to the stage this year with slots at Dublin’s ‘The Sunflower Sessions’, The Flo Show, The Circle Sessions and Dublin’s Finest. Ryan covers addiction, vices, modern love and brings a fresh, and sometimes funny, perspective of the world around us. He’s currently working on his first collection ‘You’re Never Too Old To Know Better’ to be published in 2023.
Follow Ryan on Instagram @RyanDuggins
Laney Lenox is a Berlin-based writer finishing her PhD in anarchist political theory with Ulster University in Northern Ireland. Her research focuses on viewing linear time as a social construct and in understanding how this relates to power structures when discussing the implementation of direct democracy. She employs complex methodological tools focused on participatory practice to garner more nuanced and inclusive understandings of history. Her creative writing acts as a tool to apply these methodological principles to her own personal experience. Work featured in Burningword Literary Journal, the Anarchist Studies Network blog, and the Anarchist Essays podcast.
Follow Laney on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LenoxLaney
Find out more about Laney at https://www.laneylenox.com/
Traci Neal lives in the United States as a performing poet and professional writer. She is featured in The New York Times, Storyberries, Sheen Magazine, and InspireMore to name a few. She is the 2022 first-place winner of Empowering Justice Foundation poetry contest, the third-place 2022 State Winner of the SCCDA Poetry and Art Contest, and the 2021 second-place winner of the poetry slam “Taking It Global” in Toronto, Canada.
Find out more about Traci at her website https://www.tracinealspeakerpoet.com/
Manny is a writer and performer from London. He graduated from Roehampton University and has a degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. He likes to work on projects, collaborate with people and more. He loves to explore all different topics and themes in his poetry. He currently has two poetry projects out online called Beauty Within The Cracks and ART IS MY SUPERPOWER.
Follow Manny on Instagram @manny_harmony11 &@manny_the_creator_11
Link to his Wixsite: https://emmanuelcarriere17.wixsite.com/bethechange-creative
Jo Black is a Paris-born poet and visual artist of Irish, French and American nationalities. They bridge seas through poetry and cultural anthropology, investigating migration paths and experiences of liminality. They have published no books and won no awards, though some of their poems can be found scuttling between the pages of journals such as The Banyan Review, Danse Macabre or the Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Jo has worked with indigenous leaders in Colombia, left stray feathers in Berlin and stalked the streets of Dublin as a vampire. Their stage performances combine poetry, physical theatre and drag in order to celebrate the queer and the unknowable in each of us.
Follow Jo on Instagram at @mothpoet
Or on their website https://bio.site/ejoblack
For all the latest at Spoken Word Paris check out https://spokenwordparis.org/
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 https://twitter.com/deuxiemepeau and instagram at both @damiboy and @weshallalwayshaveparis
You can purchase his pamphlets and pre-order Enough! at his website https://deuxiemepeaupoetry.com/
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