Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 1 – Season 6

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 29th October 2022, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…

Annick Yerem

Annick Yerem was born in Japan to German/ Scottish parents and is always slightly homesick for Scotland. She is a poet, a writer, a teacher, an editor, a carer and Mum to a tall human who understands maths and physics a lot better than she does. She lives and works in Berlin. She’s been published by River Mouth ReviewAnti-Heroin-Chic192 Magazine, iamb, Green Ink PoetrySledgehammer Lit and more. Her poetry chapbook St Eisenberg and the Sunshine Bus was published this year by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. She is the editor-in-chief at Síbhe Press.

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Síbhe Press is available at

Find our more about Annick at her website

Kris Spencer

Kris Spencer is a British poet. His poems have been published in journals in the UK, US, Europe and SE Asia. Previous to his life as a poet, he wrote Geography textbooks, most published by Oxford University Press. Some won awards. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. The RGS is a grand institution that celebrates explorers. 

Kris is a Headteacher living and working in West London. He encourages pupils, teachers and parents to see the poetry in things.

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Susan Richardson

Susan Richardson is the author of “Things My Mother Left Behind”, from Potter’s Grove Press, and “Tiger Lily” an Ekphrastic Collaboration with artist Jane Cornwell, published by JC Studio Press.  She also writes the blog, “Stories from the Edge of Blindness”. Her poems have appeared in Crannog, The Storms,  The California Quarterly, Ink Sweat and Tears, and The Opiate Magazine, among others. 

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Daniel Hinds

Daniel Hinds lives in Newcastle. He won the Poetry Society’s Timothy Corsellis Young Critics Prize 2018 and his prose poem review of Jay Bernard’s Surge was one of the winners of the Shortlist Book Review Competition 2020, held in celebration of the Dylan Thomas Prize by Swansea University. His poetry was commended in the National Centre for Writing’s UEA New Forms Award 2021, and was recognised in Ellen Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 13. He was also one of the winners of The Broken Spine’s Flash Fiction Competition. He was shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Award 2022, Streetcake Experimental Writing Prize 2019, and the Terry Kelly Poetry Prize 2018, and longlisted for the Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021. Two of his poems were highly commended in the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts Water Poetry Competition, judged by W. N. Herbert and John Burnside. These poems were displayed at Northern Stage and projected onto Newcastle University’s Percy Building. His poetry has been published or is forthcoming in The London MagazineThe New EuropeanWild CourtPoetry Salzburg ReviewStandSouthwordPrairie Fire, The Best New British and Irish Poets 2019-2021Poetry Birmingham Literary JournalBlackbox ManifoldThe Honest UlstermanIambFly on the Wall Press MagazineThe Morning StarFinished CreaturesRewilding: An Ecopoetic Anthology, Newcastle University’s One Planet Anthology, AmethystReviewPerverseStreetcake MagazineRiggwelter,OrbisThe Seventh Quarry, New ContrastThe Mechanics’ Institute ReviewYork Literary ReviewPoetry and Covidbind, Acid Bath Publishing’s The Worst Best Years: A Student Life Anthology and Travels & TribulationsFenland Poetry JournalStepAway MagazineThe Lake, Visual VerseCarouselthe lickety~split, The Wilfred Owen Association JournalSelcouth StationNightingale & SparrowBlack Bough PoetryAbridgedThe Poetry BusConfluence, Fragmented VoicesFevers of the MindSpellbinder, Creative Ireland’s 2022 Poetry Anthology Chasing Shadows, Cardigan Press’s Byline Legacies anthology, Milk and Cake Press’s Dead of Winter II anthology, BFS HorizonsThe Storms,and the Eat the Storms podcast. He has also had an essay published in Pre-Raphaelite Society Review. He was part of a panel of judges for the NCLA Belonging Poetry Competition and contributed to New Writing North’s Dawn Chorus collective sound poem, which premiered at the Durham Book Festival. He has also been commissioned by the Ilkley Literature Festival, as one of their New Northern Poets, to create a work that will premiere at the 2022 festival. He graduated from Newcastle University with a first class degree in English Literature, and a Distinction in his English Literature 1500-1900 MA, for which he won two prestigious scholarships, the School Bursary Award and Excellence Scholarship. He was commissioned by New Creatives, a talent development scheme supported by Arts Council England and BBC Arts and delivered by Tyneside Cinema, to produce an audio piece based on his poetic sequence The Stone Men of Newcastle. The audio piece has been broadcast on BBC platforms, including BBC Sounds and BBC Introducing Arts with Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 6 Music, and a poem from the sequence is to be featured as Poem of the Day by the National Poetry Library. He is to be recognised at the Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University’s Celebrating Success event for The Stone Men of Newcastle.

The actors who performed the piece on the podcast today, from the BBC recording, were Dan Pye and Stacey Ghent.

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Larissa Reid

A freelance science writer by trade, Larissa Reid has written poetry and prose regularly since 2016. Notable publications include Northwords Now, Silk & Smoke, Green Ink Poetry, Black Bough Poetry’s Anthologies, and the Beyond the Swelkie Anthology. She has released 3 self-published pamphlets, entitled In February (2019), Caesura (2022) and rock|salt (2022). Larissa is intrigued by visible and invisible boundary lines in landscapes – geological faultlines, myth and reality, edge-lines of land and sea. Based on Scotland’s east coast, she balances her writing life with bringing up her daughters. Larissa is a founder member of the Edinburgh-based writing group, Twisted::Colon.

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Find out more about Larissa at her website

Damien B Donnelly, Producer, Host and Poet

Damien B Donnelly is a 47-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 6th season with 375+ 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! on 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. His poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous journals, both online and in print. He is the editor-in-chief of The Storms, a journal of poetry, prose and visual art.

The Storms journal is available at

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

You can purchase his pamphlets and collections at his website

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

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