BIOGRAPHY

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Helen’s poetry, journalism, and critical writing has featured in publications such as the Guardian, The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, The Brooklyn Review, The London Magazine, and Unbound. Her debut pamphlet collection ‘Sudden rainfall’ was published by Perdika Press in 2014. It was a PBS Choice. Her first book of poems, ‘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 an activist for mental health awareness, and male suicide prevention. She is creator and editor of acclaimed poetry anthology, ‘Eighty-Four’,  created in aid of leading charity CALM. It was published by Verve Press in January 2019. Helen has received awards for her writing from Arvon and Arts Council England, and was awarded a professional development grant from ACE to write her second poetry collection, ‘A mountain that is your grief you can’t utter’ in April 2019.

Helen is also a dancer and choreographer working with specialism in the conversation between text and movement. Her poem ‘Naked’ was re-created for film by Redstorm Productions. Her poem explicit poem ‘Rope’ was made into an experimental short by Paul Stringer. 

 

 

 

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