Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 7 – 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 10th December 2022, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…

Lynne Jensen Lampe

Lynne Jensen Lampe was born in Newfoundland but raised mostly in Louisiana. Themes of conformity, sanity, gender, and faith often find their way into her work. Her debut collection, Talk Smack to a Hurricane (Ice Floe Press, 2022), explores her mother’s mental illness, postpartum issues, psychiatry’s view of women, and antisemitism. Her poems appear in many journals, including Moist, Figure 1, Yemassee, The American Journal of Poetry, and One, as well as on podcasts such as Eat the Storms and Calling the Arts. She was a finalist for the 2020 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. Lynne lives with her husband and two dogs in the US Midwest, where she edits academic books and journals.

You can follow Lynne on Twitter at

For more information on Lynne check out her website

Lynne is also in Instagram at IG @lynnejensenlampe and Mastodon @LJensenLampe.

Her collection is available from Ice Floe Press

Lauren Lawler

Lauren Lawler is a poet living in Baldoyle, Dublin. Her pamphlet, Physical Education is published by Green Bottle Press.

You can follow Lauren on Twitter at

You can buy her pamphlet at Green Bottle Press

Inside the Storm

with Karen Mooney,

An interview with

Lynda Tavakoli

Lynda Tavakoli is a poet, novelist and freelance journalist from County Down. Her poems have been published in a wide range of journals and anthologies, and translated into Farsi and Spanish. She has been winner of both poetry and short story prizes in Listowel, The Westival International Poetry Prize and runner-up in The Blackwater International Poetry Competition and Roscommon Poetry Competition. Her poems have been published in The Irish Times and broadcast on the ‘Words Lightly Spoken’ podcast. She has been a guest poet on RTE1 The Poetry Programme and most recently her work has appeared in The Galway Review. Lynda’s debut poetry collection, ‘The Boiling Point for Jam’ is published by Arlen House. 

Follow Lynda on Facebook at

Read more from Lynda in the Lothlorien Poetry Journal

Check out Arlen House for more information in the Boiling point for Jam

Karen Mooney

Karen Mooney started penning poems and lyrics in 2016. Since then, she has shared them in fund-raising pamphlets and been published in the UK, USA and Ireland. She has enjoyed hosting local writers on radio and community television and has organised literary events, collaborating with the National Trust. More recently, she has been involved in judging the Waterways Storymaking Festival. She co-wrote ‘Penned In’ with Gaynor Kane, published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press in 2020, who published her debut pamphlet Missing Pieces in 2022.

Follow Karen on Twitter at

Lennart Lundth

Lennart Lundh is a poet, short-fictionist, historian, and photographer whose work, including more than two dozen 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’s books can be found at his Etsy store, and on Amazon.

Follow Lennart on Twitter at

You can find Lennart’s books on Etsy at, and Amazon at

Lennart’s readings are archived on YouTube at

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…

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

Published by deuxiemepeau

Published poet, writer, baker and former fashion maker, with footprints in Paris, London and Amsterdam but currently back home in Dublin with sights aimed at leaving a mark on the West coast one clear fine day...

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