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This episode aired first on Saturday 6th August 2022. The guests were Anne Tannam, Daragh Fleming, Liz McSkeane, Marty McKenna, Roise Curran and William Peters, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…
Anne Tannam was born, bred and buttered in Dublin and has published three poetry collections, the latest ‘Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet’ (Salmon Poetry) in July 2021. Anne is currently working on her fourth collection with the support of a Literature Bursary from the Arts Council.
For more on Anne’s poetry, visit www.annetannampoetry.ie.
Follow Anne n Twitter at https://twitter.com/AnneTannam
Daragh Fleming is an author and poet from Cork in Ireland who uses a conversational style to delve into complex themes which emerge in everyday life. He has two collections of short stories published by Riversong Books; The Book of Revelations (2019) and If You Are Reading This Then Drink Water (2020). In 2021 he was the winner of the Cork Arts ‘From The Well’ Short Story Competition. His most recent stories features in Époque Press’ é-zine and The Ogham Stone, with new poetry published by Neuro Magazine and JADEN magazine. His debut poetry chapbook launched in February with Bottlecap Press. His second chapbook, ‘Train Poems’, arrived in July with Dark Thirty Poetry. His debut in nonfiction arrives in November with BookHub Publishing of Galway, a collection of essays on mental health called ‘Lonely Boy’.
Follow Daragh on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DaraghFleming
For more on Daragh https://linktr.ee/daraghfleming
Liz McSkeane is an Irish/Scottish writer of fiction and poetry based in Dublin, and the founder of Turas Press, which she set up in 2017. In 1999, Liz won the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year award for her poetry. Her first novel Canticle, a historical novel set in Golden Age Spain, was a joint winner in the 2016 Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair competition. She has four collections of poetry and her stories and poems have been widely published in Ireland and the UK. She is currently working on her second novel, Aftershock, which deals with the aftermath of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Her first collection of short stories, What to Put in a Suitcase, will be published on October 5th 2022 by Turas Press.
Follow Liz on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EMcSkeane
Find out more about Liz at https://elizabethmcskeane.ie/
Marty McKenna is an independent Irish poet, born in Tyrone, now living and writing in Belfast. Marty works for the Belfast Trust and has poems published in both online and print journals. He won the Matrix Poetry prize in 2017. He published his first chapbook ‘silent stigma, loud leaf’ October 2021 (Button Press); he is currently submitting work for publication which will inform his second chapbook ‘gently, but a dream’ due in October 2022 (Button Press). Awarded a grant from DfC in December 2021, Marty is a neurodivergent poet.
Follow Marty on Twitter at https://twitter.com/i_twopointzero
Find out more about Marty at https://martymckenna.bigcartel.com/
Róise Curran is a poet from the west of Ireland. Growing up, she has always been interested in creating, be it art, music or writing. She also has a fascination with all things animals, watching and rewatching planet earth multiple times. The deep sea one was her favourite. Now she writes about a wide range of topics, from mental health to environmental conservation to equality issues.
Follow Roise on Instagram at roise.writes.poems
William Peters is a narrative poet who finds the occasional humor in growing old, past events, familiar objects, and even relationships. His poetry is a snapshot in time. He grew up in Kellogg, Idaho USA and attended Idaho State University and Boise State University. He was born of an immigrant father from Camborne, Cornwall, England and a mother who grew up in upstate New York. He and three generations of his family worked for the Bunker Hill Company mine in the Silver Valley of the Coeur d’ Alenes in North Idaho. He has worked as a teacher in public schools and a local community college, and as a bookseller for a retail store. He lives in Southeastern Idaho and continues to write.
Follow William on Twitter at https://twitter.com/wllmpeterspoet
For more information check out his website https://thedeathbededition.com/
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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