‘much like Emily Dickinson – surprising, new’ – Robert Peake

Helen Calcutt

helen calcutt ‘home study’

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.) Calcutt has worked with institutions as diverse as Poetry International, Poetry By Heart and the National Trust. She is founder of radical contemporary project √©criture corporelle  – a ‘bodily writing’ which launched at the internationally acclaimed Poetry International Festival in July 2014. The project is set to tour extensively across the UK in 2015. 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’

All images © Helen Calcutt 2014

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