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Helen Boden

Helen Boden

(United Kingdom)
Born on the edge of the Pennines & based on the edge of the Pentland Hills, I'm a poet, educator and editor. My first full collection, A Landscape To Figure In (Red Squirrel Press, 2021), examines place & identity through writing about maps, signs, homes, paintings, the quiet radicalism of the walk and the line imprinted on earth or paper.

A former lecturer in English & Scottish Literature at Edinburgh University, I have been an independent Literature professional since 2003, working across a broad range of environmental, cultural, educational and healthcare settings, with specialisms in placeful writing and writing & active travel.


To walk slowly, reticently, scuffing shoes on path, hold back in a belligerent way.

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