Aly Stoneman is a poet, researcher, workshop leader and arts project manager. Her writing explores intersections between landscape, memory and myth, and human relationships with the natural world in a changing climate. 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), Creative Producer for Poetic Spurn (2019-20), poet-in-residence at National Trust, Mottisfont (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.
Aly’s chapbook Lost Lands was published by Crystal Clear Creators in 2012 and her writing has appeared in the following journals: Liquidscapes, Under 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 with organisations including Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, Junction Arts, The Wildlife Trust and Writing East Midlands, MC’d live literature events including ‘LeftLion Presents’ at Nottingham Poetry Festival, 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.