Helen is the author of two volumes of poetry, ‘Sudden rainfall’ published by Perdika Press (2014) was a PBS Pamphlet Choice. ‘Unable Mother’ described as a ‘a violent and tender grapple with our cosy notions of motherhood’ (Robert Peake) was publised by V.Press in 2018. Helen’s poetry, journalism, and critical writing features in publications such as the Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Brooklyn Review, Poetry London, Poetry Scotland, Wild Court, and The London Magazine. She is creator and editor of acclaimed poetry anthology ‘Eighty-Four’ (Verve Poetry, 2019) in aid of the leading suicide prevention charity CALM. It was shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards, Best Anthology, 2019, and was a Poetry Wales Book of the Year, 2019. Her new pamphlet, will be pubished by Verve Poetry Press in Autumn 2020.
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. She is also a professional dance artist and choreographer, and founder of dance & poetry initiative ‘Beyond Words’.