Autumn 2017

Short Course: Poetry & Parenthood with Writing West Midlands Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm October 19th-Nov 16th. BOOK TICKETS

#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.

Poems ‘Teeth’ and ‘Anvil’ will 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