Hannah Hodgson

I'm a poet, blogger and palliative care patient. I give talks in schools, festivals and at corporate events about disability issues. Also available for commissioned poetry. If you would like to know more, please do email me at: hannahwritesablog (@!) gmail.com . My first poetry pamphlet was 'Dear Body' published by Wayleave Press in March 2018, and my second 'Where I'd watch plastic trees not grow' is being published by Verve Poetry Press in Feb 2021.

#MeToo and sewing

#MeToo when I was in year 8 the textiles room had art stools with the holes in the seat so that you can carry them. A boy thought it would be funny to put a pen up my skirt through this gap, and ram the pen right in to my private area. I cried and […]

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I’ve been a bit sad.

Hello all! I am back from my longest ever break from my blog. I decided to take a step away after I started to feel like things were getting on top of me. I have so much routine to my day, more than I will ever speak about, and we have been challenging so many […]

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Finally, a lovely week :D

Hello! This week has been really lovely. There has been something I enjoyed every day! On Thursday of last week I had my first session of acupuncture. I was referred for this by my palliative consultant. It can help people with nausea, and has a rising success rate. I don’t know if we were the […]

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August 2017 A Handmaids tale by Margaret Atwood REVIEW How to build a girl – Caitlin Moran REVIEW Salt to the sea – Ruta Sepetys REVIEW Notes from a coma – Mike McCormack REVIEW #GirlBoss – Sophia Amoruso REVIEW A hope more powerful than the sea – Mellisa Flemming Good me, bad me by Ali […]

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It’s all slotting into place…

Hello! It has been a week of results, meetings and mentoring. We had a meeting with the Continuing Care team about some of my funding. It was a very difficult meeting, and it is the first time I have ever cried in a meeting. I won’t go into detail, but it was very a very […]

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Saturday night fever (literally)

So I didn’t update my blog on Wednesday as I had planned. I have a really bad infection in my stomach around my feeding tube which is beyond painful. I am on very strong antibiotics though, so hopefully I will be sorted soon. It has completely taken it out of me – I don’t even […]

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