Originally from the Midlands, Degna Stone is now based in Tyne and Wear. She is a 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. She is a fellow of The Complete Works and was the recipient of a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2019.
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.
She received a major Northern Writers Award for her poetry in 2015, holds an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University, and is currently undertaking a PhD in Cultural Studies at Northumbria University.