Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 1 – Season 7

Podcast available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, OverCast, Player FM, Radio Public, PocketCast, CastBox, iTunes, Podbean, Podcast Addicts and many more platforms.

This final episode of Season 7 aired first on Saturday 20th May 2023, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to the guest stars…

Andy Breckenridge

Andy Breckenridge is a Secondary English teacher living in Brighton but originally from Oban. He writes about self imposed exile, place, relationships, cultural identity and memory, and his poems are likely to include fish and water. His debut pamphlet, The Liquid Air, was published by Dreich in July 2021, and the Chris Riddell illustrated version came out in August 2022. His poetry has appeared in several print and online journals, and he has been a featured poet on Flight of the Dragonfly Spoken Word, and with the Northern Poets Society. He is an honorary member of East Kilbride rock group, The Moes.

Follow Andy on Twitter at

The Fish Inside is his first full collection, and is available from Flight of the Dragonflies press

Lauren O’Donovan

Lauren O’Donovan is a writer from Cork, Ireland. She is the winner of the 2023 Cúirt New Writing Prize in Poetry judged by Seán Hewitt. In 2022 she was awarded Arts Council funding to work on her debut poetry collection, and was the recipient of a Munster Literature Mentorship with Afric McGlinchey. Her most recent publication is the poem ‘Binge’ whichwill appear in Rattle Magazine #79 in Spring 2023. Lauren is the co-founder of HOWL New Irish Writing and Lime Square Poets. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UCC.

Follow Lauren on Twitter at

Find out more about HOWL at

And keep up to date with all things Lome Square poets at

Julian Day

Julian Day is an emergent poet and writer who is currently based in Surrey. He was once mentored by the late, Matthew Sweeney.  Julian’s background is to be found in the visual and therapeutic, creative arts and later, decades of NHS mental health care nursing. He is published with Black Bough Poetry in their spring anthology online edition 2023 as their Featured Poet.

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Nicole I. Nesca & Tony Nesca

Nicole Nesca was born in Youngstown, Ohio in 1973. She developed a love of music, painting and writing early on and continued that love throughout her adult life. While living in Canada, she completed three works of poetry and prose collected in the anthology piece, KAMIKAZE WHITE NOISE, and another three books of poetry and prose. She has been published in several E-Zines and has been a part of two anthologies.

Tony Nesca was born in Torino, Italy in 1965 and moved to Canada at the age of three. He was raised in Winnipeg but relocated back to Italy several times until finally settling in Winnipeg in 1980. He taught himself how to play guitar and formed an original rock band playing the local bars for several years. At the age of twenty-seven he traded his guitar for a Commodore 64 and started writing seriously. He has published six chapbooks of stories and poems (which he used to sell straight out of his knapsack at local dives and bookstores), six novels, six books of poetry and stories, a spoken word album, and has been an active contributor to the underground lit scene for twenty years, being published in innumerable magazines both online and in print.

Follow Screamin Skull on Twitter at

Find out everything about Screamin Skull and the mighty Nesca duo 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 forking in the fashion industry, returning to Dublin at the end of 2019. He is the host and producer of the poetry podcast Eat the Storms and the editor-in-chief of The Storms, a journal of poetry, prose and visual art. His debut pamphlet, Eat the Storms, published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press, nominated for a Pushcart Prize and featured on the Poetry Book Society Winter List 2020/21, followed by a Pushcart Prize nominated Stickleback (micro collection) and In the Jitterfritz of Neon, a conversational pamphlet co-written with Eilín de Paor. His first full collection Enough! was published by Hedgehog in August 2022. His poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous journals, both online and in print. His 2nd full collection is due out on 2024.

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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