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.

Hospital and perspective

So last week I was admitted to hospital for an operation, unfortunately this operation didn’t work and I’m going to have to have another one at a different hospital. Being in hospital compounds your emotions, tires you out and can leave you feeling very isolated – especially as I am about an hour and a […]


What I’ve been reading and THANK YOU!

The level of support from my last blog post was very unexpected. I was stunned. So many people read the post – and some have been in contact with similar conditions and experiences. I have joined some closed Facebook groups as well – and feel very connected to others now. You wouldn’t believe the amount […]


Summer! Poetry and a holiday

I have been basking in the glory that is the summer holidays, it has been wonderful. It’s enough time off to find yourself again, write a few poems and relax. I haven’t been very well during this time, but mum and I have worked around it as we always do. One of the highlights of […]


Poet in Residence Lakes Alive

Awesome announcement! I have been made this year’s poet in residence at the Lakes Alive festival. I will be busy writing poetry with the lovely people from the Poetry Takeaway on Saturday 27th August 2016. I’ll be busy working in Nobles Rest Park in Kendal between 12pm and 5pm. Pop along! Later on I will […]