Degna Stone is a poet and poetry editor based in northeast England. They are a contributing editor at The Rialto and a co-founder of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine. Their debut full-length collection, Proof of Life on Earth, is available from Nine Arches Press. Their poetry also appears in Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe), Writing Motherhood (Seren), Urban Myths and Legends (The Emma Press), Filigree (Peepal Tree Press), More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry (Canongate Books), and elsewhere. They received a Northern Writers’ Award for poetry in 2015 and a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2019.