BIOGRAPHY

Helen’s poetry and criticism has featured in The Guardian, Southbank Poetry,  Poetry Scotland, Wild Court, The London Magazine, and The Brooklyn Review, among others, with award-winning essays in the Wales Arts Review and Boundless. Her debut pamphlet pamphlet Sudden rainfall was published by Perdika Press in 2014. It was a PBS Choice. Her full-length collection Unable Mother, described as ‘both a violent and tender grapple with our cosy notions of motherhood’ (Robert Peake) was published by V. Press in September 2018.

Helen is creator and editor of ‘Eighty-Four’ a poetry anthology on the subject of male suicide, grief, and hope. It was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2019. She has been poet-in -residence with The National Trust, and Loughborough University, where she also works as a visiting  lecturer in Creative Writing. She works as a tutor, mentor, and competition judge for organisations including Poetry By Heart, Writing West Midlands, N.A.W.E, and Writing East. Also a trained dancer and choreographer, Helen develops cross-arts projects that combine language and movement.