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Biog

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. 

 

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30 words: Helen Bowell is London-based poet. She is a co-director of Dead [Women] Poets Society and a Ledbury Poetry Critic. Her debut pamphlet is forthcoming from Bad Betty Press.


50 words: Helen Bowell is London-based poet and co-director of Dead [Women] Poets Society. She is a Ledbury Poetry Critic, and an alumna of The Writing Squad and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Her debut pamphlet The Barman is forthcoming from Bad Betty Press. She works at The Poetry Society.


100 words: Helen Bowell is a London-based poet and co-director of Dead [Women] Poets Society. She 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. Helen won the 2020 Bronze Creative Future Writers Award and was commended in the 2021 Verve Poetry Competition and Winchester Poetry Prize and the 2020 Mslexia Poetry Competition. Her poems have appeared in bath magg, Poetry Birmingham, Ambit and elsewhere. Her debut pamphlet The Barman is forthcoming from Bad Betty Press in 2022. She works at The Poetry Society.