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 a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet selector. She received a Northern Writers Award in 2015 and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University and is an associate artist with The Poetry Exchange. She is a fellow of The Complete Works III and received a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2019. 

Stone has worked with Apples and Snakes, English PEN, The Poetry School and New Writing North to deliver creative writing workshops and courses for adults and young people.

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.

Her latest pamphlet Handling Stolen Goods is available from Peepal Tree Press.