Helen Moore is an ecopoet and socially engaged artist based in Forres, Moray. She has an MSc in Comparative and General Literature from Edinburgh University and her work is published and taught internationally. She was recently awarded A$1,000 by the Australian literary journal, Meniscus, for a single poem.
Her debut collection, Hedge Fund, And Other Living Margins (Shearsman Books, 2012), was described by Alasdair Paterson as being “in the great tradition of visionary politics in British poetry.” Her second collection, ECOZOA (Permanent Publications, 2015), which responds to what scientists term the ‘Anthropocene Era’, has been acclaimed by the Australian poet, John Kinsella, as “a milestone in the journey of ecopoetics”.
As a socially engaged artist, Helen facilitates poetry/creative writing programmes, often to support health and wellbeing in the community. She has also worked on and directed a range of ecologically oriented community projects, collaborating with artists from various disciplines, including film-maker Howard Vause. Their video-poem 'Greenspin’ won 3rd prize in the Liberated Words International Poetry Film Festival in 2013.
Helen is currently completing her third poetry collection, The Disinherited, a personal quest for poetic justice within the broader context of dispossession in a range of forms. These include the colonial legacy in Australia and Scotland; some impacts of industrial civilisation; and the legacies we’re leaving future generations. A collaborative Italian-English work, INTATTO/INTACT, is also forthcoming from La Vita Felice in autumn 2017; it will feature Helen’s work alongside that of ecopoets Massimo D’Arcangelo and Anne Elvey. Please click here for further information.