Helen Heath's poetry has been published in many journals in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the USA. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at the IIML in 2009. Helen's chap-book of poems called Watching for Smoke was also published by Seraph Press in 2009. She is currently working toward her PhD Creative Writing at Victoria University. Her research project explores how science is represented in poetry. She is using this research to write poems about the intersect between people and technology.
Helen Heath's poems are more than usually aware of the exits and entrances that shape us: they shuttle between past and present, shroud and wedding gown, the lives we lead and the lives we aspire to. Sometimes they do their digging in tough or broken terrain, but they are always alert for points of continuity, connection, and wholeness. - Bill Manhire