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Contact details:  Helen Pletts -  office@helenpletts.com
Collaborative work published at  inksweatandtears.co.uk



fenland competition2014
Fenland Poet Laureate 2014
3rd place (joint)










orbit magazine2013
Orbis 161 Readers' Award 

Helen was voted Joint fourth with her poem 'Luna' which gained her consideration for the Forward Prize as well as the USA@Pushcart Prize.



Helen Pletts' two poetry collections are both published by YWO/Legend Press (supported by The Arts Council).





bridport prize


Long-listed for The Bridport Prize












bottle bank by helen pletts


    Bottle bank - available onAmazon














for teh chiding dove by helen pletts


    For the chiding dove

     available onAmazon












Individual published poems in Aesthetica Magazine, Poetry on the Lake volume 2 and Orbis.


She is a regular contributor to the poetry and prose webzine ink-sweat-and-tears.com, where some podcasts of Helen’s work can also be heard.



 ‘Bottle bank’ was longlisted for The Bridport Poetry Prize 2006, under Helen’s maiden name of Bannister.


bottle bank - poen by helen pletts


‘With Calypso’ was commended, Poetry on the Lake International Poetry Competition, Silver Wyvern Awards 2010 – Short poems.


Nuncle’ was April 2010 winner, Ledbury Poetry Competition ‘Always be a poet’.


Translated work

For the chiding dove’ was translated into Italian by Gabriel Griffin and published in the ‘Poetry on the Lake Journal two’ (2009).


Phidippedes : prose translated into Czech and published in Now and Then, Prague International Marathon



Helen's podcasts have been uploaded tosoundcloud.com/helen-plett. Some of them can be found embedded on this page.


Helen lives in Cambridge. She spent six years in the Czech Republic (2004 – 2010), where she taught creative writing.