Helen Moore

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Helen Moore is an award-winning ecopoet and community artist/activist based in Somerset, S.W. England.  She studied French and German at Hertford College, Oxford, and got a distinction for her MA in Comparative and General Literature from Edinburgh University. Her debut collection, Hedge Fund, And Other Living Margins, was published by Shearsman in 2012, and was described by Alasdair Paterson as being “in the great tradition of visionary politics in British poetry.” Her second collection, Ecozoa, which responds to Thomas Berry’s vision of the ‘Ecozoic Era’, is forthcoming. 
 
Helen’s poems, essays and reviews appear in a range of international publications, including: The Wolf, Shearsman magazine, Long Poem Magazine, Scintilla, Quadrant, Artemis Poetry, Magma, Tears in the Fence, PAN (Philosophy, Activism, Nature), Ecozon@ (Ecocritical Journal), Feminist Theology Journal, The Ecologist (online), The European Journal of Ecopsychology, International Times (online), Resurgence, Permaculture Magazine, Green Spirit.
 
Her long poem ‘Earth Justice’ was awarded 3rd prize in the Second Light Poetry competition 2013 and a recording was commissioned by Resurgence & Ecologist to mark National Poetry Day 2012: see here
 
Helen has extensive experience in leading writing workshops within continuing education, schools and community arts programmes. In 2014 she is working as poet-in-residence for 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. Her hymn ‘glory be to Gaia’ was set to music by Guy Wilson and sung by a massed choir in Winchester Cathedral as part of a concert responding to the cathedral’s ‘Futures of Capitalism’ 2014 programme. ‘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.  Helen's website is here