Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 3 – 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 12th October 2022, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…

Sree Sen

From India, Sree Sen is currently based in Dublin, Ireland. Her creative works have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Honest Ulsterman, Dedalus Press ‘Local Wonders Anthology’, bath magg, The Night Heron Barks and others. She’s the winner of UCD Maeve Binchy Travel Award 2020; recipient of the Cill Rialaig Residency 2020 and Agility Award 2021 by Arts Council of Ireland. As a journalist, her articles have appeared in The Hindu BusinessLine, Firstpost, DNA, Times of India and other media platforms. Her debut poetry pamphlet Cracked Asphalt was published by Fly On The Wall Press (UK) on August 12, 2022.

Follow Sree on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sen_sree

For more information about Sree check out https://linktr.ee/sreesen

Cracked Asphalt is available from Fly on the Wall press https://www.flyonthewallpress.co.uk/product-page/cracked-asphalt-by-sree-sen

Mike Huett

Mike Huett is a 60 year old writer from London, living in Yorkshire. He turned to poetry only recently, when hospitalised with suspected dengue, in January 2020, after spending a year living in Vietnam. He suspects fear of his own demise made his unconscious get a bit bossy, or if Muses exist, he has one who likes to turn up at the most inconvenient times; just for the hell of it. Mike’s poems address his rather challenging childhood, and issues such as abuse, violence and stigma. Often they surprise him, and occasionally they can even make him laugh.

He is happy to try and answer any queries via e mail; at mikehuett@hotmail.com

Eithne Cullen

Eithne Cullen was born in Dublin and moved to London when she was six.  She has had poems published in anthologies and magazines. She has published two novels: The Ogress of Reading and Never not in my Thoughts and a volume of short stories called Pencils and other Stories. She has had some success as a poet, was Hysteria Poet in residence in 2020and published a pamphlet in 2021, called The Smell of Dust. Eithne is a page editor for Write On! magazine’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. She’s had stories, poems, interviews and articles in the magazine. She’s also delivered creative writing classes online for Pen to Print. She lives with her husband in East London. She is unashamedly proud of her three grown up children and endeavours to embarrass them as often as she can. 

Follow Eithne on Twitter at https://twitter.com/eithne_cullen

Jennifer McGowan

Jennifer A McGowan is a poet living in Oxford. Despite being certified as disabled with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome at age 16, she became a semi-professional mime and performed in five countries till the disability became too much. In her collection How to be a Tarot Card (or a Teenager), Jennifer takes one of the major Arcana of Tarot as the starting point for each of the poems and explores the joys and angst of adolescence, her father’s falling out with the military, and many other themes in between.

Follow Jennifer on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JAMcGowan_Poet

Follow Jennifer at her website http://www.jenniferamcgowan.com/

Jennifer’s collection is available at Arachne Press https://arachnepress.com/shop/How-to-be-a-Tarot-Card-or-a-Teenager-by-Jennifer-A-McGowan-p474631434

Fokkina McDonnell

Fokkina McDonnell recently moved back to The Netherlands. Her poems have been widely anthologised, broadcast, published online and in magazines, and commended and placed in competitions. She has two collections: Another life (Oversteps Books Ltd, 2016) and Nothing serious, nothing dangerous (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2019) and a pamphlet A Stolen Hour (Grey Hen Press, 2020). Fokkina received a Northern Writers’ Award for poetry from New Writing North in 2020 and the collection Remembering / Disease will be published by Broken Sleep Books in October 2022.

Follow Fokkina on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FokkinaM

She blogs weekly on www.acaciapublications.co.uk where she also showcases other poets.

Remembering / Disease is available from Broken Sleep Books at https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/product-page/fokkina-mcdonnell-remembering-disease

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/

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

https://www.purple-planet.com/

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

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