About Hannah Stone


Hannah STone

Hannah Stone is the author of two collections of poetry, Lodestone (Stairwell Books, York, 2016) and Missing Miles (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2017), the latter of which was published as a prize for winning the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize. One of her poems from Lodestone was chosen by American poet Laureate Billy Collins to win the Yorkshire Poetry Prize in 2015. She convenes the annual poets/composers forum for the Leeds Lieder Festival. She holds degrees in English Literature and Language (University of London)and Theology (University of Leeds) and more recently an MA in Creative Writing from Leeds Trinity University, where, as Hannah Hunt, she was a Reader in Eastern Christianity, with numerous academic publications focusing on the spirituality of the early Eastern Christian Church and Mid Byzantine Church history, including Joy-Bearing Grief: Tears of Contrition in the writings of the Early Syrian and Byzantine Fathers (Brill, Leiden, 2004), which is based on her PhD thesis. In other lives, Hannah teaches for the Open University and is a singer, hill walker, forager and gardener. She hails from London but has lived in Yorkshire for nearly thirty years.

Hannah is a member of St Peter's Singers.