Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 11 – 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 4th Feb 2023, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…

S Reeson

S Reeson [she/they] is 56 and bisexual. Having suffered anxiety all their life, they now write poetry, short stories and episodic fiction as a means to cope. They have been published by Green Ink Poetry, Acropolis Journal, Selcouth Station, Black Bough Poetry, Paragraph Planet, Forest Arts, Flapjack Press, Visual Verse, The Storms Journal and Dreich. In October 2022 they were shortlisted for inclusion as part of the ‘South Bank Centre New Poets Collective’. ‘Flammable Solid’ was published by Flight of the Dragonflies Press in November 2022, and a chapbook, ‘No Gloss… No Veneer, No Filter’ will be published by Back Room Poetry in April 2023. When not being a poet they enjoy lifting heavy weights.

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Flammable Solid is available at Flight of the Dragonfly shop

Jude Marr

Jude Marr (they, them) is a Pushcart-nominated nonbinary poet. Jude’s full-length collection, We Know Each Other By Our Wounds, came out from Animal Heart Press in 2020 and they also have a chapbook, Breakfast for the Birds, published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. Their work has appeared in many journals in the US, the UK, and beyond. A native Scot, Jude recently returned to live in the UK after 10 years of teaching, writing, and learning in the US. The transatlantic connection remains strong, however: Jude will be a Poet in Pajamas for Sundress Press in June 2022.  

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Find out more about Jude at

We Know Each Other by our Wounds is available at

Karen Pierce Gonzalez

Karen Pierce Gonzalez’s writing credits include True North (Origami Poems Project), and forthcoming: Coyote in the basket of  my ribs (Alabaster Leaves 2023), Down River with Li Po  (Black Cat Poetry Press 2024). Her fiction, non-fiction have appeared in numerous publications (Honeyguide Literary Journal, Time Worn Journal, etc.).  A former journalist and folklore columnist, she facilitates writing workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an assemblage artist who follows the grain of tree bark, textile wefts and warps, and the waters of colour.

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For more about Karen, follow her website

Alan Garrigan

Alan Garrigan is a master of Literature graduate, currently undertaking an MA in Ethics. He has previously been published in the storms journal as well as having been printed in Washington Square Review and Triquarterly, two reputable magazines in the US. He is also trying to develop his hand at writing, particularly poetry and diatribes.

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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…

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

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