Aly Stoneman is a poet, editor and arts project manager. She was born in Devon and lives in Nottingham.
Aly writes about landscapes, journeys and myths, regularly collaborating with artists and musicians. She is a Midlands3Cities AHRC-funded Doctoral Researcher (2016-2019). Her PhD ‘Contemporary Poetry, Sea-level Rise and Coastal Flooding’ is practice-led.
‘There is a smooth musical grace to Stoneman’s verses, easeful as the flow of water; yet like water her images cut through ground, into landscapes both ‘human’ and ‘wild’.’ Mark Goodwin, winner of the inaugural East Midlands Book Award.
Aly is the Poetry Editor at LeftLion Magazine and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University. Writing commissions include ‘Ms Hood’ for Guardian award-winning project Dawn Of The Unread (2016) and Poet-in-Residence for The Observatory (2016-17) and Lyric Lounge (2011). A winner of the Buxton Poetry Prize (2015) and Nottingham Poetry Society’s Performance Poetry Competition (2010), her debut pamphlet Lost Lands was published by Crystal Clear Creators (2012) following a national competition. She has read at many festivals and events including Ledbury Poetry Festival, Copenhagen International Poetry Festival, and as a member of Renaissance One’s mentoring scheme, The Final Stage, led by Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE.
Aly also works as an arts project manager, delivering a wide range of community arts and literature projects in rural and urban environments since 2008, including large-scale public art and sculpture trails for Junction Arts (2011-2016).
‘Her skill lies in her ability to juxtapose broad brush written landscapes with pin sharp observation.’ Gary Longden
Contact: alysonstoneman (at) hotmail.com