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Helen Calcutt

Poet, author and editor

Helen is a poet, author and editor. Her poetry and criticism has been featured widely in publications including The Guardian, Poetry Scotland, The London Magazine, Southbank Poetry, and The Brooklyn Review, with award-winning essays in the Wales Arts Review, Sabotage, and Arifa Akbar’s Boundless. Helen has written two books of poetry. Her 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 new poetry anthology on the subject of male suicide. She is a visiting lecturer in Creative Writing at Loughborough University.