Aly Stoneman is a poet, PhD Researcher, engagement and learning facilitator, and freelance arts project manager. Her writing explores the intersections between landscape, memory and myth. Raised in Devon, she lives in Nottingham. 

Aly Stoneman is a Midlands4Cities AHRC-funded Postgraduate Researcher at Nottingham Trent University (2016-2020). Her PhD ‘British Contemporary Poetry of Coastal Change’ is practice-led. Aly was the founding Poetry Editor at LeftLion Magazine (2010-2018), poet-in-residence at National Trust, Mottisfont in 2016 as part of SPUD’s ‘Observatory’ project, and winner of the Buxton Poetry Prize in 2015 and Nottingham Poetry Society’s Open Performance Prize in 2010. Her debut pamphlet Lost Lands was published by Crystal Clear Creators in 2012.

Aly’s writing has appeared in the following journals: LiquidscapesUnder The Radar, Staple, New Walk, The Coffee House, Hearing Voices, Mud Press (2017), Fin and the anthology Crystal Voices: Ten Years of Crystal Clear Creators among others. She has worked as a poet with organisations including The Wildlife Trust and Writing East Midlands, and read and performed at numerous literary events including Copenhagen International Poetry Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Lyric Lounge, Tongue Fu ‘Night of The Festivals’, and as part of Renaissance One’s live literature mentoring scheme, ‘The Final Stage’.

Contact: alysonstoneman (at) hotmail.com

‘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.

Image by Steve Larder (from 'Lost Lands, 2012)

Image by Steve Larder (from Lost Lands, 2012)