Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. She edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears, and is a lecturer for the UEA/National Centre for Writing online creative writing programme. She has published five collections with Bloodaxe Books: The Double Life of Clocks (2002), The Dog in the Sky (2006), The Breakfast Machine (2010), Waiting for Bluebeard (2013) and The Anatomical Venus (2019). Fool’s World, a collaborative Tarot with artist Tom de Freston (Gatehouse Press), won the 2016 Saboteur Best Collaborative Work award. A book of collage/ mixed media poems, Hear What the Moon Told Me, was published KFS in 2017, and a chapbook, Maps of the Abandoned City, by SurVision in 2019. The Anatomical Venus (Bloodaxe Books, 2019) was shortlisted for the poetry category of the East Anglian Book Awards 2019. The cover of The Anatomical Venus, which features her own artwork, won the East Anglian Writers Book by the Cover Award (East Anglian Book Awards 2019). She lives in Norwich.
Her website is www.helenivory.co.uk.
Author photo: Dave Gutteridge
Morning by Helen Ivory
This poem film is one of four made by Bloodaxe poets in collaboration with award-winning filmmaker Ian Cottage in 2020. The poets were asked to create a poem in response to images that Ian had filmed pre-lockdown, in Spain and North East England. The result is four poem films made during the COVID-19 lockdown. The other three poem films were made with Robyn Bolam, Philip Gross and Miriam Gamble (click on their names to view).
Books by Helen Ivory