Proof of Life on Earth

Proof of Life on Earth 

Degna Stone

ISBN: 9781913437589

eISBN: 9781913437596

Price: £10.99

Publication date: 3rd November 2022

Format: Paperback

Extent: 72pp

DCF: Poetry Collections

Cover artwork by Ebony G. Patterson

Proof of Life on Earth is the much-anticipated debut by poet Degna Stone, which deftly explores human existence – matters of the heart (both the metaphorical and medical kind), of race, the body and self, of life and death.



Degna Stone is a poet and poetry editor based in Gateshead. Since winning a Northern Promise Award in 2010 she’s been steadily developing her craft with the help of Verb New Voices, Inscribe (Peepal Tree), The Complete Works and Obsidian Foundation. She has written four poetry pamphlets: Between the Floorboards (ID on Tyne), Record and Play (Red Squirrel Press), Handling Stolen Goods (Peepal Tree) and Weighing of the Heart (Blueprint). Her poetry also appears in Ten: Poets of the New Generation and A Mighty Stream (Bloodaxe), Writing Motherhood (Seren), Urban Myths and Legends and Some Cannot Be Caught (The Emma Press), Crossings (Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts) and Filigree (Peepal Tree Press), and is forthcoming in More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry (Canongate Books). Stone is a contributing editor at The Rialto, a co-founder of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine, and an Associate Artist with The Poetry Exchange. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University and received a Northern Writers' Award for poetry in 2015.


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