Helen Ivory

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Helen Ivory (born 1969) is an English poet, artist, tutor and editor.


Ivory is a poet and visual artist. Her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection is the semi-autobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard (May 2013). She has co-edited with George Szirtes In Their Own Words: Contemporary Poets on their Poetry Salt 2012. She edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and is tutor and Course Director for the UEA/Writers Centre Norwich creative writing programme.

Fool’s World A collaborative Tarot with the artist Tom de Freston (Gatehouse Press) won the 2016 Saboteur Best Collaborative Work award. A collection of collage/ mixed media poems Hear What the Moon Told Me was published in 2016 by Knives Forks and Spoons Press.

In August 2015, Ivory was one of 20 authors of Poets for Corbyn, an anthology of poems endorsing Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in the Labour Party leadership election.[1][2]


In 1999, Ivory won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Ivory was born in Luton but has lived in Norwich since 1990.


  1. ^ Bennetts, Russell (2015). Poets for Corbyn (PDF). Pendant Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9928034-5-2. 
  2. ^ Bennetts, Russell (25 August 2015). "Yes we scan: Poets line up for Jeremy Corbyn". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  3. ^ The Eric Gregory Trust Fund Awards: Past Winners Archived 2014-07-26 at the Wayback Machine.

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