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, which recently completed 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 with reviews in Magma, The North and Poetry Wales. She is a graduate 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 2021, she was commended in the Verve Poetry Competition and the Winchester Poetry Festival Prize. In 2020, she won the Bronze Creative Future Writers’ Award and was commended in the Mslexia Poetry Competition. She was Poetry Business’s first digital Poet in Residence in February 2021. Her poems have appeared in Magma, Under the Radar, 100 Poems To Save The Earth (Seren, 2021), The Book of Bad Betties (Bad Betty Press, 2021), 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.