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This episode aired first on Saturday 5th October 2022, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…
Molly Twomey grew up in Lismore, County Waterford, and graduated in 2019 with an MA in Creative Writing from University College Cork. She has been published in Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, The Irish Times, Mslexia, The Stinging Fly and elsewhere. She runs an online international poetry event, Just to Say, sponsored by Jacar Press. In 2021, she was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions series and awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary. Her debut collection, Raised Among Vultures, was published in May 2022 with The Gallery Press.
Follow Molly on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mollytwomey1
Find out more about Molly at her website https://mollytwomey.com/
Raised Among Vultures is available at the Gallery Press bookshop https://gallerypress.com/product/raised-among-vultures/
Jamie O’Halloran is the author of the three chapbooks, including Corona Connemara & Half a Crown which was a winner in the 2021 Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition. She was the 2021 Artist in Residence at Brigit’s Garden in County Galway and is a recipient of an Arts Council of Ireland Agility Award. Jamie’s entries to the 2022 Poets on Politics, 2021 Cuìrt New Writing Prize and Listowel Writers Week Poetry Collection Competition were shortlisted and longlisted for the 2022 Fish Poetry Prize. Her poems have been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize. Recent poems appear in Poetry Ireland Review, 14 Magazine, Crannóg, Channel, One Hand Clapping, and in the Dedalus Press anthologies Romance Options and Local Wonders. Her poetry reviews can be found in The Laurel Review, LitPub, and The Tupelo Quarterly. Jamie holds a Master’s in creative writing from the University of Washington. She lives in Connemara in the West of Ireland.
Follow Jamie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JamieOHallo108
and on Instagram at jamieohalloranpoetry
Jamie’s prize winning Fool for Poetry Chapbook Corona Connemara & Half a Crown is available here https://munsterlit.ie/bookshop/corona-connemara-half-a-crown/
Diarmuid Fitzgerald (he/him) was born in 1977 and lives and works in Dublin as a teacher, writer, healer, and coach. A collection of poems The Singing Hollow was published in 2021. Two collections of haiku have been published, Thames Way in 2015 and A Thousand Sparks in 2018. All of these books were published by Alba Publishing. Poems have appeared in The Stinging Fly, Cyphers, Impossible Archetype, Flare, Boyne Berries, Crannóg, and The Waxed Lemon. A poem won 2nd place in the Ballyroan Library Competition 2018. Diarmuid won the Individual Artist Bursary 2018 from South Dublin County Council. A poem won third place in the South Dublin Libraries Competition 2021. Diarmuid won a Words Ireland mentoring bursary in 2021. He is a professional member of the Irish Writer’s Centre and a Words Ireland mentor.
Follow Diarmuid on Instagram @deewriters
Find out more about Diarmuid via his website https://deewriter.com/
Diarmuid also offers a 6-week novel writing course https://writeasif.com/
Janet MacFadyen is the author of five poetry collections, most recently the photo-poetry collaboration Adrift in the House of Rocks (New Feral Press), and Waiting to Be Born (Dos Madres Press). Another full length collection, State of Grass, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2023. Her awards include a 2022 Massachusetts Cultural Council grant and a 7-month Fine Arts Work Center writing fellowship, along with prizes for the Naugatuck River Review and Common Ground Review annual contests. Her poetry appears in CALYX, Crannóg, Osiris, Persimmon Tree, Scientific American, Soul-Lit, Sweet, The Blue Nib, and Terrain; and anthologized in 50/50: Poems and Translations by Womxn over 50 and Honoring Nature. She has taught poetry workshops at the community and college level, and served on panels at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Amherst Poetry Festival, and Simmons University. She is the managing editor of Slate Roof Press, a publisher of art-quality poetry chapbooks.
Follow Janet on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/janet.macfadyen
Or via Slate Roof Press at http://www.slateroofpress.com/
Gerry Stewart is a poet, creative writing tutor and editor based in Finland. Her poetry collection Post-Holiday Blues was published by Flambard Press, UK. Her collection Pocketsful of Rain is to be published by Hedgehog Poetry Press. Her poem ‘Literary Gothic’ first appeared in Edinbugh: An Intimate City anthology, ‘Dear Green Place’ was published in The Remnant Archive and ‘Skeins’ was published by A New Ulster.
Follow Gerry on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GrimalkinGerry
Find out more about Gerry at her website https://www.grimalkinpress.co.uk/
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 https://eatthestorms.com/2022/08/18/the-storms-inaugural-issue/
He is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/deuxiemepeau and instagram at both @damiboy and @weshallalwayshaveparis
You can purchase his pamphlets and collections at his website https://deuxiemepeaupoetry.com/
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