Originally from the Midlands, Degna Stone is a poet and poetry editor based in north east England. They are co-founder and former Managing Editor of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine, a Contributing Editor at The Rialto, and an associate artist with The Poetry Exchange.
Magazine and online publications include: The Black Light Engine Room, Diamond Twig, Ink, Sweat & Tears, The Ofi Press and The Rialto. Appearances include: Durham Book Festival, Newcastle Poetry Festival, StAnza International Poetry Festival, Stoke Literary Festival, Leeds Lit Festival and BBC Radio 3s The Verb. Their third pamphlet Handling Stolen Goods (Peepal Tree) explores issues of race and class, and their latest Weighing of the Heart (Blueprint) explores illness and love.
They received a major Northern Writers Award for poetry in 2015, hold an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University, and are currently undertaking a PhD in Cultural Studies at Northumbria University.