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.

#ShoutingBack at Everyday Sexism

This book has revolutionised my thinking. Seriously. I was wandering through my life thinking that I haven’t really been a victim of sexism – and then I read this book and realised that things I thought had been ‘banter’; or I’d thought I’d been oversensitive about are pretty terrible. I remember every PE lesson boys […]


Postcard challenge

The other day my mum and I were in TK Maxx and I noticed that Joanna Basford’s ‘Lost Ocean’ postcards were vastly reduced. I decided to buy them for travelling or my hospital bag. However, when I unpacked them I found that they are probably the most intricate designs I have ever seen – very […]


Kendal Poetry Festival!

Over the past few weeks poets across Kendal have been preparing for the first ever Kendal Poetry Festival. It was held from the 24th to the 26th June. A few months ago I entered the competition to be the Young Poet in Residence at the festival. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting anything to come […]



2018 Winner of the Young Poets prize in the Poem and a Pint 2018 competition for my poem ‘Grandad’. Linked here Poem featured in Tangereen Magazine run by Junior Style linked here Member of the Writing Squad. More information on the Squad here Dear Body’ Poetry pamphlet published (available from ‘shop’ in the menu bar) Acumen – […]