Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 8 – 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 17th December 2022, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…

Aysegul Yildirim

Aysegul Yildirim is a poet and academic who has recently completed her PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths University of London. Her poetry has appeared in various magazines, including The Maynard, Otoliths, The Babel Tower Notice Board, Streetcake, Lothlorien, Beir Bua, and elsewhere. She had her work shortlisted for Streetcake Innovative Writing Prize 2021. In 2022, she contributed to the anthology Cornish Modern Poetries and wrote her debut poetry pamphlet, Plants Beyond Desire, both published with Broken Sleep Books in the UK. Her debut has been described as ‘an original and enticing style of ecopoetry’. Aysegul’s academic work also focuses on environmental justice issues which influences her work, though she uses various other subjects and concepts in her poetry. She will have a commissioned poem published in Anne Shakespeare Anthology, forthcoming with Broken Sleep Books, in April 2023. 

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Plants Beyond Desire is available at

Eoin Devereux

Eoin Devereux’s creative writing has featured in The Irish Times Hennessy New Irish Writing, The Poetry Programme RTE and the Words Lightly Spoken Podcast.  His poem ‘The Bullfield’ was published this October in the Poetry Ireland Anthology on poetry and medicine, edited by Martin Dyar.  ‘The Bodhi Tree’ was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award in 2018. He has read at various readings (most recently with Sarah Clancy and Felispeaks as part of the ISAIL Conference 2022) and has performed his work on Podcasts such as Eat The Storms. His poetry combines a focus on the personal and the political. Memory, place and nature  are strongly represented in the work.  Poems about Social Class,  Injustice,  Homelessness and Mental Illness are recurring themes. He has been published in The Stony Thursday Book,  The Ogham Stone and The Poetry Bus. A new prose poem has just been published for the Cheltenham based journal Lit 102. In 2022,  He curated – April Is The Cruellest Month –  featuring work by Kerrie O’Brien,  Emily Cullen,  John Liddy, Denise Chaila and novelist Donal Ryan. Eoin teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick, where he leads the module Creative Writers in The Community. 

Follow Eoin on Twitter at

Megan Wildhood

Megan Wildhood is a writer who helps her readers feel seen in her monthly newsletter, poetry chapbook Long Division (Finishing Line Press, 2017), her forthcoming poetry collection Bowed As If Laden With Snow (Cornerstone Press, May 2023) as well as Gem of the Sound, Mad in America and elsewhere.

Follow Megan at her website

Long Division is available Finishing Line Press

Melisa Mauriño

Melisa Mauriño is an Argentine independent poet and writer. She has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Buenos Aires University and is a former resident of Clinical Psychology and Palliative Care. She continues her private practice as a psychoanalyst and teaches Spanish as a foreign language online. She moved to Ireland this year and lives in Galway city. She has published the collections of poems «La piel de la oruga/The skin of the caterpillar» (Viajero Insomne, 2016); «La Dalia Negra y otros poemas criminales/Black Dahlia and other criminal poems» (Al Filo Ediciones, 2019); «The Joke [la broma] a tribute to Joker» (mardelobos, 2020); «El vientre del lobo [un cuento oscuro]/The belly of the wolf [a dark tale]» (Tanta Ceniza Editora, 2020); «La número veintitrés [poemas de A para G]/The number twenty-three [poems from A to G]» (mardelobos, 2021); «Ánima» –book I of La trilogía del asombro/The trilogy of amazement-; and her first novel «Nínfula/Nymphet» -book I of La trilogía de lo perdido/The trilogy of the loss- (mardelobos, 2019)

For more information about Melisa check out her website

Melisa is on Instagram at

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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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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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