bio

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Helen is a poet, essayist, choreographer and dance artist. Her poetry and critical writing features in the Guardian, The Huffington Post,  The Brooklyn Review, Poetry London, Poetry Scotland, Wild Court, and The London Magazine, among many others. She is the author of three volumes of poetry. Her latest, ‘Somehow’ (Verve Poetry, 2020) was a PBS Winter Bulletin pamphlet 2020, and a Poetry School Book of the Year 2020 (longlist). She is creator of acclaimed poetry anthology ‘Eighty-Four’, produced in aid of the male suicide prevention charity CALM. It was a Poetry Wales Book of the Year, 2019, and was shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards, Best Anthology, 2019.

Helen teaches for the Poetry School, N.A.W.E and Writing West Midlands, and is a visiting lecturer in Creative Writing at Loughborough University.