In April 2020, poet Hannah Stone was invited to become poet theologian in virtual residence for Leeds Church Institute, charged with writing an uplifting and empathetic weekly reflection on the impact the Covid-19 lockdown was having on the communities of Leeds, using her own and others’ poetry as a medium. Week by week Hannah drew on religious ideas, poetry, art and music to map a route through this fast-changing and unpredictable experience.  The book was launched as part of Leeds Lit Fest 2021.

You can watch a video of Hannah talking about her experiences and the inspiration that led to this book, with an introduction from Jane de Gay, Professor of English Literature at Leeds Trinity University and Associate Priest at St Martin Potternewton.

Hannah’s book is available to buy here