Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 15 – 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 final episode of Season 6 aired first on Saturday 11th March 2023, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…

Jane Aldous

Jane Aldous lives in Edinburgh where she finds many sources of inspiration for her poems in the surrounding countryside.  Her poems have appeared in Southlight, Northwords Now and poetandgeek, and have been commended in the Bridport Prize, the Norman MacCaig Centenary Prize, the Baker Prize and Buzzwords. In 2012, she won the Wigtown Poetry Prize. Jane’s debut poetry collection Let out the Djinn was published by Arachne Press in 2019 and several of her poems appear in Arachne’s Solstice Shorts Festivals anthologies. More Patina than Gleam is Jane’s second collection.

For more information on Jane and her new collection check out Arachne press

Lawrence Moore

Lawrence Moore has lived in the coastal city of Portsmouth, England his whole life and shares a house overlooking Kingston Cemetery with his husband Matthew and their nine mostly well behaved cats.He has felt an affinity for poetry from a young age and wrote periodically down the years before committing to it in his early forties. His poems have appeared in publications including SarasvatiPink Plastic HouseFahmidan JournalGreen Ink PoetryDreich and The Madrigal. His debut chapbook Aerial Sweetshop was released in January by Alien Buddha Press.

Follow Lawrence on Twitter at

His chapbook Aerial Sweetshop is available on Amazon US at

And on Amazon UK at

Faith Joanne

Faith Joanne is from North Wales, but now lives in Hampshire. She enjoys the outdoors, growing her own veg, reading, films, and socialising with friends.   She works as a children and young person’s counsellor, in schools and private practice.  She has been writing for 18 years, mainly poetry, but also fiction and articles, some of which have been published. In the last few years, she has had a few poems published in the online journal, Flights, and in their anthology publication, Take Flight.  She started performing her own poetry 7 years ago, at Incite, a LGBT+ event, and has since performed at Polari, Moving Voices and regularly with Dragonflies since 2019. She will be publishing her first pamphlet this year, the subject matter being mental health, self-harm, suicide, death, and loss. These are close to her heart, as they are from her own experience, and losing loved ones to suicide. She hopes these poems will resonate and make others feel less alone in their similar experiences.

Faith is on Facebook at

Fred Pollack

Fred Pollack is the author of two book-length narrative poems, The Adventure (Story Line Press, 1986; reissued April 2022 by Red Hen Press) and Happiness (Story Line Press, 1998), and three collections, A Poverty of Words (Prolific Press, 2015), Landscape with Mutant (Smokestack Books, UK, 2018), and The Beautiful Losses (Better Than Starbucks Books, forthcoming 2023). In print, Pollack’s work has appeared in Hudson Review, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, Manhattan Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Main Street Rag, Miramar, Chicago Quarterly Review, The Fish Anthology (Ireland), Poetry Quarterly Review, Magma (UK), Neon (UK),  Orbis (UK), Armarolla, December, and elsewhere. Online, his poems have appeared in Big Bridge, Diagram, BlazeVox, Mudlark, Occupoetry, Faircloth Review, Triggerfish, Big Pond Rumours (Canada), Misfit, OffCourse and elsewhere.

Read more from Fred at

and 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…

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