I left hospital after a six month stay almost exactly a year ago. I am so grateful to live in a country where I am not now fighting with my insurer, or saddled with hundreds of thousands of pounds of debt. I am so lucky to have the medications I need supplied to me. I […]More
I'm 21 years old, a poet, blogger and palliative care patient. I give talks in schools, festivals and at corporate events about disability issues and adapt what I talk about e.g. in schools I talk about working hard to get a career that you enjoy. In a corporate setting I talk about the importance of physical accessibility and access schemes to the workplace. If you would like to know more, please do email me at: hannahwritesablog (@!) gmail.com . My first poetry pamphlet is called 'Dear Body' and was published by Wayleave Press in March 2018. I am also available to be booked for poetry readings.
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 […]More
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 […]More
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 – […]More