Aly Stoneman is a poet, researcher, creative workshop leader and arts project manager. Her writing explores intersections between landscape, memory and myth, and human relations with the natural world in a changing climate. 

Aly Stoneman is a Midlands4Cities AHRC-funded Postgraduate Researcher at Nottingham Trent University (2016-2021). 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 a winner of the Buxton Poetry Prize (2015) and Nottingham Poetry Society’s Open Performance Prize (2010).

Aly has published a debut poetry pamphlet, Lost Lands (Crystal Clear Creators, 2012), and her poems have appeared in the following journals: LiquidscapesUnder The Radar, New Walk, Hearing Voices, Mud Press, Staple, 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, Nottingham Trent University WRAP programme, The Wildlife Trust and Writing East Midlands, presented 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.

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

Image by Steve Larder (from Lost Lands, 2012)