Helen Bowell

Poet / Producer / Editor / Writer

Helen Bowell is a writer based in London.

She is a co-director of Dead [Women] Poets Society, a live literature organisation which resurrects women poets of the past, and is currently on an Arts Council England funded national tour.

Helen is a graduate of The Writing Squad and an alumna of the London Library Emerging Writers programme, the London Writers Awards and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective.

In 2020, she won the Bronze Creative Future Writers’ Award and was commended in the Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2021. Her work has appeared in Ambit, Poetry Birmingham, harana poetry, bath magg, Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets and elsewhere. She was Poetry Business's first digital Poet in Residence in February 2021.

Helen works at The Poetry Society, where she edits Young Poets Network, facilitates poet visits into schools and brings general good vibes. She was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2010 and 2011.

She's always looking to do more writing, editing and producing, and would probably be interested in working with you on an exciting projects so get in touch.

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Latest projects...


Dead [Women] Poets Society Not at Newcastle

7.30-9pm, Sunday 11 April, 2021

Helen is hosting the upcoming séance with Momtaza Mehri and Hannah Hodgson on 11 April. Get your tickets to the Zoom now.

Illustrations by Lily Arnold.


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