Helen ClareEx-science teacher, ex-literature development worker, ex Arts Council Education Officer, Helen Clare has been professionally involved in just about anything that involves creative writing, science and learning. She lives in Manchester and is currently preparing herself and her home for the arrival of foster children.

Her poems have won a number of national prizes, including First Prize in the London Writers Competition 2002, and Runner-up in the Daily Telegraph/Arvon Competition 2000. In 2007 she was Poet in Residence at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, and in 2010 she took second place in the Cheshire Prize for Literature.

She is slowly writing material for a second book-length collection.


  • Entomology, HappenStance 2014
  • Mollusc, Comma Press, 2004