Helen’s essays and reviews also appear in a range of international publications; and she has extensive experience in leading writing workshops within continuing education, schools and community arts programmes. This year she’s working as poet-in-residence with the Bristol Pound, a local currency designed to build resilience within the city’s local economy.
In developing a new artistic sensibility in response to ecocide, Helen has explored other art forms too. In 2011 she directed the Web of Life Community Art Project to raise awareness of mass extinction. ‘Greenspin’, a video-poem made with film-maker Howard Vause, exposes the language of corporate advertising and ‘greenwashing’, and won 3rd prize in the Liberated Words International Poetry Film Festival in 2013.