Aly Stoneman is a poet and freelance arts project manager. Her writing explores the intersection between landscape, memory and myth. She was raised in Devon and lives in Nottingham. 


Aly Stoneman is the Poetry Editor at LeftLion Magazine and a Midlands3Cities AHRC-funded Postgraduate Researcher at Nottingham Trent University (2016-2020). Her PhD ‘British Contemporary Poetry and Coastal Change’ is practice-led. Aly was 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 or is forthcoming in the following journals: Under The Radar (Spring 2018), Staple, New Walk, The Coffee House, Hearing Voices, Mud Press Christmas Volume 2 (2017), and Fin. She has read and performed at numerous literary events including Copenhagen International Poetry Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Lyric Lounge 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)