About H.M. Reynolds
In 2017, whilst aged 18, Hannah was long-listed in Christ Church Oxford's Tower Poetry Competition for 16-18 year olds, for her poem Strand One. This was Hannah’s first poetry competition.
Hannah Miriam Reynolds has been writing since she was 15. She chose to drop out of university within her first two months in order to pursue poetry seriously and turn her notes into collections. Originally from and based near Brighton, she aims to reach a diverse audience by challenging the misconceptions of contemporary poetry and offering new perspectives on challenging issues, such as mental health, relationships and manipulation.
Hannah’s main inspirations are nature and her personal experiences. She also credits her A-level English teacher Carole, for giving her the confidence to write and for introducing her to Seamus Heaney’s work. Through Heaney, Hannah has developed a love and appreciation for the craft and skill involved in the process of writing poetry.
Currently, Hannah has self-published two full-length collections and a chapbook, the most recent being Another Day In Paradise. Her debut collection Mislilac (Thinker), ranked #2 in the Women's poetry chart on Amazon's Kindle Store in its first week of release (01.06.19-08.06.19).
Hannah's chapbook (20 poems) How Best to Stage a Breakdown is available for free as a pdf download, when signing up to hmrwrites here.
Full details, pricing and formats of all of Hannah's work can be found through her shop.