About Helen

Helen Calcutt is a globally published poet and critic. Her first collection ‘Sudden rainfall’ was shortlisted for the PBS Pamphlet Choice Award, and in 2016 became a Waterstones’ best-selling pamphlet collection. Her  work features in over 40 journals including Poetry Scotland, The London Magazine, The Wales Arts Review, Envoiand The Times Literary Supplement. She reads and performs her work internationally  – notably for Poetry International , Andrew Motion’s Poetry By Heart, N.A.W.E, and The Poetry Society.

Helen has taken on writing residences with The National Trust, and is currently poet-in-residence of Loughborough University, where she is also a visiting lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing. She is currently writing her highly anticipated, second book of poems ‘Unable Mother, which directly explores her experience of first-time motherhood. Helen is a qualified dance artist, as well as a poet.

Reviews of Helen’s work here. 

Extracts from Helen’s work here. 

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