Unlocked – written and read by Hannah Stone

Here’s Hannah Stone, who was our Poet Theologian in virtual residence during 2020, sharing her wonderful poem “Unlocked”. 

Hannah was 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.  If you missed the event, you can catch a video recording of Hannah talking about the inspiration behind the book here.

Hannah’s book is available to buy here .