The Storms Issue 2 Contributors

Below is a list of all the contributors to our 2nd issue, launched 18th February 2023. Contributors appear in the order they feature in the book.

Jane Rainey – featured visual artist and Issue 2 cover artist

Jane Rainey (b.1992) is a painter based in Belfast. Solo shows include ‘Lunar Tides’ at the Molesworth Gallery (2022) and ‘The Horizon is never still’ at the Molesworth Gallery (2019). Recent group shows include ‘New Exits – 10 Years of Painting Shows’ at The MAC Belfast 2022, ‘Hennessy Craig Exhibition’, RHA (2022), and ‘Generation 2022, New Irish Painting’ at the Butler Gallery. Recent commissions include an installation for Meta Open Arts, Dublin (2022).

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Jeffrey Yamaguchi

Jeffrey Yamaguchi creates projects with words, photos, and video as art explorations, as well as through professional endeavours in the publishing industry. He is the author of three books — 52 Projects, Working for the Man, and Anya Chases Down the End, and his work has been featured in publications such as Okay Donkey, Atticus Review, Nightingale & Sparrow, Failed Haiku, Daily Haiga, Black Bough Poetry, Feral, and Anti-Heroin Chic

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Sacha Hutchinson

Sacha Hutchinson is an eye doctor living in Galway. She won this year’s Poems for Patience competition as part of Cuirt Art Festival Galway. She attends a weekly poetry workshop. Her poetry has appeared in several journals and anthologies. She was one of the three featured poets reading in last November’s Over The Edge Open Reading 2021.  She has an interest in exploring the environmental message.

Regine Ebner

Regine Ebner is a teacher and writer in the American Southwest. She teaches in her own school with much joy.  Her work has been published in numerous journals and magazines including Black Bough Poems, Loft Books, Cerasus Magazine, Spellbinder and many others. Most recently, Alien Buddha Press published her debut chapbook, Oxidized Pennies. Regine takes inspiration from nature, landscape and other random feelings.

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Jayne Marek

Jayne Marek has provided cover art for Typehouse, Chestnut ReviewSilk Road, Amsterdam Quarterly 2018 Yearbook, Bombay Gin, and The Bend and her full-length poetry books.  She has published poems and photos in Rattle, The New York Times, Spillway, Bloodroot, One, SalamanderWomen’s Studies Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere.  Winner of the Bill Holm Witness poetry prize, she has been nominated for Best of the Net and Pushcart Prizes.

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Sarah Wallis

Sarah Wallis is based on the East Coast of Scotland, having relocated from Yorkshire, and publishes cross genre. Highlights include the staging of her works The Rain King and Laridae and work in The Yorkshire Poetry Anthology. Published chapbooks include Medusa Retold, Precious Mettle and How to Love the Hat Thrower.

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Martin Kennedy Yates

Martin Kennedy Yates was born on Merseyside and raised in the Black Country where he now works as a writer and teacher. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Birmingham City University, and is an emerging poet whose work has been selected by The RialtoPoetry Wales, Finished Creatures, Butcher’s Dog, Alchemy Spoon, Anthropocene, Stand and Magma. He has two pamphlets ripe for publishing! 

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Jack B Bedell

Jack B. Bedell is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Southeastern Louisiana University where he also edits Louisiana Literature and directs the Louisiana Literature Press. Jack’s latest collection is Against the Woods’ Dark Trunks (Mercer University Press, 2022). He served as Louisiana Poet Laureate 2017-2019.

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Alex Nodopaka

Alex Nodopaka originated last century in Kyiv, Ukraine. He speaks, reads and writes San Franciscan, Parisian, Kievan & Muscovite. Mumbles in English & sings in tongues after Vodka. Studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Casablanca, Morocco. Presently full time author, visual artist in the USA but considers his past irrelevant as he seeks new reincarnations.

Marguerite Doyle

Marguerite Doyle holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Dublin City University. Her publishing credits include Vallum, Skylight 47, CAROUSEL, The New Welsh Reader, and Dreich. Her work appears in the Ireland Chair of PoetryCommemorative Anthology, Hold Open the Door, and the Dedalus Anthology Local Wonders. In 2021 Marguerite was shortlisted for the Anthology Poetry Award and in 2022 she was the winner in category for the Trócaire Poetry Competition.

Contributor list will be updated daily until the launch…

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad is an Indian-Australian artist, poet, and improv pianist. Her recent artworks have been showcased in West Trestle Review, Oyster River Pages, and Libretto, on the covers of Glassworks, Two Thirds North, and Stonecoast Review. She has been nominated for the Best of the Net multiple times. She lives and works in Sydney on traditional Gammeragal land.

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Ross Thompson

Ross Thompson is a writer and Arts Council award recipient from Bangor, Northern Ireland. His debut poetry collection Threading The Light is published by Dedalus Press. His work has appeared on television, radio and the Poetry Jukebox alongside publications such as Dear ReaderLunateNeologismOne and The Trouvaille Review. He wrote and curated A Silent War, a collaborative audio response to the COVID-19 pandemic, adapted by Northern Ireland Screen into of short archival films.

Threading the light is available here

Emily Roys

Emily Roys is a student of Immersive Software Engineering at the University of Limerick. She has been passionate about poetry and spoken word since she was 11. She draws on personal experiences and thoughts in her work, in the hope of making her poems relatable and interesting.

James Schwartz

James Schwartz is a poet & author of various poetry collections including The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America (Kindle, 2011), Punatic (Writing Knights Press, 2019) & most recently Motor City Mix, Sunset in Rome(Alien Buddha Press, 2022). He resides in Detroit, Michigan. 

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Nathanael O’Reilly

Nathanael O’Reilly is an Irish-Australian poet residing in Texas. His books include Boulevard(Un)belongingPreparations for Departure and Distance. His poetry, published in fourteen countries, appears in journals and anthologies including AnthropoceneBealtaineCorditeThe Elevation ReviewMascaraNew World WritingWesterly and Wisconsin Review. He is the poetry editor for Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature.

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Lennart Lundh

Lennart Lundh (b. United States, 1948), is a photographer as well as a poet, historian, and short-fictionist. His images have appeared in, or on the covers of, over eighty journals, magazines, and books across those genres over the last thirty years. Len’s photography has been included in annual exhibitions in New York since 2013.

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Seán Kelly

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Seán Kelly lives in Cork City where he is CEO of The Everyman Theatre. His work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Poem of the Day, The Moth, The High Window, Skylight 47, Crannog, The Waxed Lemon, Abridged and University College Cork’s anthology, The Same Page. He was awarded second prize in the 2018 Red Line Poetry Competition and highly commended in the 2019 Patrick Kavanagh poetry award.

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Christopher Woods

Christopher Woods is a writer and photographer who lives in Chappell Hill, Texas. His poetry chapbook, What Comes, What Goes, was published by Kelsay Books.

His photographs can be seen in his galleries at

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Joyce Bingham

Joyce Bingham is a Scottish writer who enjoys writing short fiction with pieces published by Ellipsis Zine, FlashBack Fiction, VirtualZine, Funny Pearls and Free Flash Fiction. She lives in the North of England where she makes up stories and tells tall tales. When not writing she puts her green fingers to use as a plant whisperer and Venus fly trap wrangler.

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Darren Donohue

Darren Donohue is a poet and playwright living in Co. Kilkenny. His poetry is widely published in journals and newspapers including Poetry Ireland Review, Irish Times, Sunday Independent, Dedalus Press, Dedalus Press, Poetry Ireland (A Bowl of Mysteries). His work received the Dennis O’Driscoll Literary Award, 2020. Darren was writer-in-residence at Carlow College, St Patrick’s, 2019, and the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, 2020. His debut poetry collection Secret Poets is published by Turas Press. 

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Pratibha Castle

Pratibha Castle, an Irish born poet, lives in West Sussex. Her award-winning debut pamphlet A Triptych of Birds & A Few Loose Feathers (Hedgehog Press) was published 2022. Widely anthologised, her work appears in Agenda, Drawn To The Light, HU, Blue Nib, Lime Square Poets and Alchemy Spoon amongst others. Highly commended and long-listed in various competitions including The Bridport Prize, Bray Literary Festival Competition, Welsh Poetry Competition, her second pamphlet is forthcoming in 2023.

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Kelli Lage

Kelli Lage is a poetry reader for Bracken Magazine and Best of the Net nominated poet. Her debut full-length poetry collection, Early Cuts,is forthcoming summer 2023 with Kelsay Books. Her poetry chapbook, I’m Glad We Did This, is forthcoming winter 2023 with Prolific Pulse Press. Lage’s work has appeared in Stanchion Zine, Maudlin House, The Lumiere Review, Welter Journal, and elsewhere.

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Áine Rose

Áine Rose is an artist and poet from Donegal, Ireland. She’s a bachelor’s degree in Speech & Language Therapy from Trinity College, Dublin (2017) and a postgraduate fine-art degree from the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Clare (2021). She’s currently undergoing mentorship from Age & Opportunity under an Artist Care Exchange. Her work has appeared in Drawn to the Light Press, Roi Fainéant, A New Ulster & Irish Arts Review.

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Sharon Black

Sharon Black is from Glasgow and lives in a remote valley of the Cévennes mountains in France. Poetry prizes include The London Magazine Poetry Prizes 2019 and 2018. She has published 4 collections, her latest being The Last Woman Born on the Island (Vagabond Voices, 2022) and The Red House (Drunk Muse, 2022). She also has a pamphlet, Rib (Wayleave, 2021).

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Carella Keil

Carella Keil is a writer and digital artist who splits her time between the ethereal world of dreams, and Toronto, Canada, depending on the weather. Her work has appeared recently or is forthcoming in Columbia Journal, Skyie Magazine, Wrongdoing Magazine, Deep Overstock, Nightingale & Sparrow, Existere, Superlative Literary Journal, Stripes Literary Magazine, Writeresque, Chestnut Review, Glassworks, Door is a Jar, Grub Street and MONO.

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S.C. Flynn

S.C. Flynn was born in a small town in Australia of Irish origin and now lives in Dublin. His poetry has been published in many magazines, including The Honest Ulsterman, Cyphers, Abridged and Orbis.

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Victoria Kennefick

Issue 2 featured poet

Victoria Kennefick’s debut poetry collection, Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet, 2021), won the Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2022 and the Dalkey Book Festival Emerging Writer of the Year Award 2022. It was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Costa Poetry Book Award, Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry and the Butler Literary Prize and book of the year in The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Telegraph, The Sunday Independent and The White Review. Victoria is the current poet in residence at the Yeats Society Sligo. 

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