Helen Bowell is a poet and producer based in London, whose debut pamphlet is forthcoming from Bad Betty Press in 2022. She is a co-director of Dead [Women] Poets Society, an Arts Council England-funded collective which seeks to ‘resurrect’ women poets of the past through events and online, currently on an Arts Council England funded national tour. She co-guest-edited the Autumn 2020 Modern Poetry in Translation focus on dead women poets in Autumn 2020.
Helen is a Ledbury Poetry Critic, and an alumna of The Writing Squad, the London Library Emerging Writers Programme, London Writers Awards and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. She was a commended Foyle Young Poet in 2010 and 2011. In 2020, she won the Bronze Creative Future Writers’ Award and was commended in the 2020 Mslexia Poetry Competition. She was Poetry Business’s first digital Poet in Residence in February 2021. Her poems are forthcoming from Under the Radar and 100 Poems To Save The Earth (Seren, 2021), and have 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.