As part of our new ‘Apart Together’ digital project for 2021, The Poetry Business has partnered up with The Writing Squad to host a digital residency with a Squad poet each month. Each poet will be producing and posting digital content for The Poetry Business, such as blog posts, audio recordings, writing prompts and more.
Helen Bowell is our Digital Poet-In-Residence for February.
Helen Bowell is a poet and producer based in London. She is a co-founder of Dead [Women] Poets Society, a live literature organisation which seeks to ‘resurrect’ women poets of the past, currently on an Arts Council England funded national tour. Recently she co-guest-edited the Autumn 2020 Modern Poetry in Translation focus on behalf of D[W]PS. Helen is a graduate of The Writing Squad and has been a London Library Emerging Writer, a London Writers Awardee, a member of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective and a commended Foyle Young Poet. In 2020, she won the Bronze Creative Future Writers’ Award. Her work is forthcoming from Under the Radar and 100 Poems To Save The Earth (Seren, 2021), and has appeared in bath magg, Poetry Birmingham, The Willowherb Review, harana poetry, Ambit, The Fenland Reed, Strix, Manchester Review, Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets (2017) and elsewhere. She works at The Poetry Society.