Meet The Poet: Damien Donnelly


This poem is from my debut collection Eat the Storms published by the Hedgehog Poetry Press, you can listen to an audio version of it here and see the beautiful video of it here

DamienDonnelly, 45, Dublin born, returned to Ireland in 2019 after 23 years in Paris, London and Amsterdam, working in the fashion industry. His writing focuses on identity, sexuality and fragility. His daily interests revolve around falling over and learning how to get back up while baking cakes. His short stories have been featured in ‘Second Chance’ Original Writing, ‘Body Horror’ Gehenna & Hinnom, his poetry in ‘Nous Sommes Paris,’ Eyewear Publishing and The Runt Magazine. Online, he’s been featured in Black Bough Poetry, Coffin Bell, Barren Magazine, the Fahmidan Journal. His debut poetry collection was published by The Hedgehog Press in September 2020 when he also began a poetry podcast Eat the Storms

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