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  • Writer's pictureBelle Kenyon

Introducing Commissioned Poet, Helen Mort!

I am delighted to say that the former Derbyshire Poet Laureate, Helen Mort, will be part of the Planet in Peril project. Helen will be writing a brand-new piece for the anthology, global warming being a subject close to her heart. I have always been a fan of Helen's poetry and it is wonderful to be working with her.

​"Helen Mort is among the brightest stars in the sparkling new constellation of young British poets" - Carol Ann Duffy

Helen Mort Planet in Peril Poet

(Image from Helen Mort's website)

More About Helen:

She is the five-times winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Competition!

Helen's work has been shortlisted for the Costa Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her poetry collections 'Division Street' and 'No Map Could Show Them' are published by Chatto & Windus. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Helen also writes creative non fiction and has been published in The Independent and in 'Mount London', an anthology of ascents in the vertical city. She has also edited an anthology of poems for children, 'The Owl and the Pussycat'. In 2017, she worked with Stuart Maconie to edit 'One For The Road: An Anthology of Pubs and Poetry'. She has also edited 'Waymaking', a book of adventure-inspired art and literature by women.

Find out more about Helen on her website here.

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