‘much like Emily Dickinson – surprising, new’ -


Helen Calcutt is an English poet and choreographer. Described as ‘radical’ ‘uncompromising’ ‘much like Emily Dickinson, surprising and new’ her poetry marks the presence of a ‘compelling new literary voice’ (Perdika Press 2013). Associated with the traditions of European verse, her work has received global publication featuring in journals such as Equinox (Aude, France) The London Magazine (UK), The Salzburg Review (Austria) Poetry Scotland, and The New Yorker (U.S.A.) She has worked with institutions as diverse as Poetry By Heart, Poetry International and the National Trust. Calcutt is the author of ‘Sudden rainfall’ her first collection of poetry, published by experimental English publishing house Perdika Press. She is currently working on her second full-length collection under the working title ‘SIREN’.

Author of ‘Sudden rainfall’

Perdika Press  Waterstones


‘Much like Emily Dickinson. Surprising, new…throughout Sudden rainfall
Calcutt’s well-developed tool-kit is on full display, guiding us through the
territory of meditative perception with confident leaps’ – Robert Peake, Poetry Salzburg Review


‘Distinct and uncompromising. Perdika Press can celebrate
a ‘Sudden rainfall’ in one significantly green fringe of what sometimes seems a fast-
encroaching desert.Mario Petrucci 

 All images © Helen Calcutt 2015