bio

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. Her first pamphlet ‘Sudden rainfall’ published by Perdika Press (2014) was a PBS Pamphlet Choice. Her collection ‘Unable Mother’ described as a ‘a violent and tender grapple with our cosy notions of motherhood’ (Robert Peake) was published by V.Press in 2018. Helen is creator of poetry anthology Eighty-Four, (Verve Poetry Press, 2019) produced in aid of the male 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, ‘Somehow’ was published by Verve in September 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. Also a dance artist and choreographer, she specialises in the interplay between language and movement, creating performances for theatre, site-specific productions, and film.