Hannah Stone is a poet, editor, reviewer and convenor of literary events based in Leeds. She holds degrees in English Literature and Language, Theology, and Creative Writing and is an alumna of the first cohort of MA in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University where she was a Reader in Eastern Christianity, publishing extensively in her academic field under the name Hannah Hunt. She also tutors for the Open University. She is the author of four volumes of poetry, and several collaborations, and has been extensively published in anthologies, print and online journals; has broadcast for national and local radio stations, and collaborates also with composers and visual artists. She edits Dream Catcher literary journal, convenes the poets/composers’ forum for the international Leeds Lieder festival, curates a monthly discussion with a gust poet (Nowt but Verse) for Leeds Library and comperes the monthly spoken word event Wordspace. Her most recent solo poetry collection Swn y Morloi (2019) was the inaugural poetry pamphlet for Marsden-based Maytree Press, who have just published her most recent book, Reflections: A poet-theologian in Lockdown Leeds, a record of her weekly blog postings reflecting on the impact of the pandemic on the communities of Leeds, using the medium of her own and other’s poetry. She is delighted to be in conversation with Maytree’s most recently published poet, Sean Street, about sound, silence and the power of words in contemporary society.