Featured Writers

Introducing the featured writers for each episode of the Podcast.

  1. Marty McKenna

    Marty McKenna

    Marty is an independent Irish poet, born in Tyrone, now living and writing in Belfast. Marty works for the Belfast Trust and has poems published widely in both online and print journals. He won the Matrix Poetry prize in 2017. He has published three chapbooks ‘silent stigma, loud leaf’ October 2021 (Button Press), ‘gently, but a dream’ October 2022 (Button Press) and ‘sleeve notes’ February 2024 (Button Press).

    He is currently submitting work for publication which will inform his first full collection. Awarded grants from DfC, UoA and Arts Council in December 2021 and December 2022, he has appeared three times as a guest on Eat the Storms podcast. Marty is a neurodivergent poet.

  2. Bojana Stojcic

    Bojana Stojcic

    Serbia-born and Germany-based, Bojana Stojcic has work published widely across print and online journals, including Burning House Press, Down in the Dirt, Entropy, GLITCHWORDS, Indian Periodical and MockingHeart Review, among others. When not teaching, writing or reading, she can be found swimming or making chocolate cakes with her darling young one.

  3. Karen Pierce Gonzalez

    Karen Pierce Gonzalez

    An award-winning writer, Karen Pierce Gonzalez’s work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, radio and podcast shows. Her chapbooks include Coyote in the Basket of My Ribs (Kelsay Books), True North and Sightings from a Star Wheel (Origami Poems Project), and forthcoming Down River with Li Po (Black Cat Poetry Press) and Moon Kissed, Earth Wrought, Vision Drunk (with a North American publisher).

     

    With degrees in creative writing, anthropological linguistics, and folklore, she is also a former journalist and folklore columnist who now hosts a quarterly ‘Get Ekphrastic with Folk Art’ blogzine on FolkHeart Press.

     

    An intuitive artist, her work is primarily upon assemblage (3D) based upon elements found in nature. To date, 50+ of her art images, including six cover images, have been published in a range of literary journals/magazines