Part threnody, part celebration of friendship, these poems reflect on shared joys and sorrows. They invite you to join the rites of passage undertaken in the face of mortality, and interrogate the place for hope and healing in the hereafter.
Hannah Stone holds an MA in Creative Writing from Leeds Trinity University, and has published a number of poetry books and collaborations. She recently won first prize in the David Oluwale Memorial Association Writing Competition. She lives in Leeds, where she comperes ‘Wordspace’ open mic, convenes the Poets-Composers Forum for the Leeds Lieder Festival, and enjoys freelance work as poet-theologian for Leeds Church Institute. She edits Dream Catcher literary journal and collaborates with composer Matthew Oglesby. In February 2023, her poem ‘Second Sleep’ was selected by Carol Rumens as Guardian Poem of the Week.