January 2018

Read about Helen’s new writing course ‘Poetry and Parenthood’ for Writing West Midlands:

Read Helen’s review of ‘Writing Motherhood’ from Seren Press (2017)

Read Helen’s review of Philip Gross’s ‘Love songs of Carbon’ here 

Autumn 2017

#poetryforpikpa at Malvern Cooperative Books, October 7th.

#poetryforpikpa at Waterstones Birmingham, September 16th.

Summer 2017

Read an interview with Helen by Guardian, and WAR resident writer Sian Norris, on Pikpa and Poetry:

Read ‘Writing Motherhood, a Creative Anthology‘ Review, in the Wales Arts Review, June 2017

More than you were and poems from Motherhood, an evening with Christina Thatcher and Helen Calcutt – Friday 14th July, 7pm, Waterstones Birmingham. Book here. 

Read ‘Melon Picker’ a new poem from Helen’s new working collection ‘Unable Mother’ in Ink, Sweat & Tears.

Spring 2017

Helen’s poem ‘Naked’ published in Envoi Magazine, May 2017

VERVE Poetry Festival – Podium Poets. February 2017, Waterstones Birmingham Bookstore.

New poems appear in Mexican journal  The Ofi Press

Poem ‘Streetlights on rue de Charonne’ will feature in The Vanguard’s second official anthology, due for publication in October 2016. The poem is dedicated to the people of Paris – link