About Helen

Helen Calcutt is a globally published poet and writer. Her creative and critical work features in over 40 journals including Poetry Scotland, The London Magazine, The Wales Arts Review, Envoi, and The Times Literary Supplement. Her pamphlet collection ‘Sudden rainfall’ was published by Perdika Press when she was just 23 years old. It was shortlisted for the PBS Choice Award, and in 2016 became a Waterstones best-selling pamphlet. Helen’s first full-length book of poems ‘Unable Mother‘ will be published by V Press in 2018.

Helen reads and performs her work internationally, notably for  Poetry International  Andrew Motion’s Poetry By Heart, N.A.W.E, The Birmingham Literature Festival, and The Poetry Society. She has taken on writing residences with The National Trust, and Loughborough University, where she is also a visiting lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing. Helen is a qualified dance artist, as well as a poet.


Read Helen’s review of Writing Motherhood’ from Seren Press

Read Helen’s review of Philip Gross’s ‘Love songs of Carbon’ here. Review  of the year 2016.

Listen to Helen’s radio show ‘Radio Poets’ from the new media house of arts & culture, Brum Radio.

Images © Helen Calcutt 2016