Helen Clare

Helen Clare's work was featured in Faber’s First Pressings anthology in 1998, which heralded a new generation of British poets. Her poems have since won a number of national prizes and commendations, including First Prize in the London Writers Competition 2002, First Prize in the Yorkshire Open 1999, a Joint Winner in the Lancaster Litfest Competition and Runner Up in the Daily Telegraphy/Arvon Competition 2000. Her poems have also appeared in numerous magazines including Rialto, North, Ambit, Smoke, Brando’s Hat and Manhattan Review. Having graduated from Lancaster University's Creative Writing Programme with distinction, she now teaches Creative Writing for the University. She also works as a project manager and facilitator specialising in Creative Science Teaching.

Publications by Helen Clare


Helen Clare's relationship poems are coloured with the intricacy of a cross-section, the emotional strata of a dissector’s imagination.

Anthologies featuring Helen Clare

Hyphen: an anthology of short stories by poets

Established and award winning poets from around Britian and the UK have been asked to 'interlope' into the unknown territory of the short - most of them for the first time and each bringing with them a new, poetic perspective as well as an intuitive feel for the snapshot's hidden narratives.