"Poems to read out loud for their wit, character and dialogue. They capture the sound of a voice, the essence of a person, with sad notes to sweeten the humour."
- Gillian Clarke
"She is without guile, witty, truthful, visionary and incisive. She lifts up my spirits, takes me on a star-spattered journey."
About the Author
Helen Burke was born in Doncaster, 1953, and started writing poetry in 1969. Since then she has amassed an impressive record of competition victories, including the Manchester International, the Suffolk Poetry Prize, and the Ilkley Literature Performance Poetry Prize (twice). Her work has been published in Rialto, New Welsh Review, Northwords, Dream Catcher, as well as in numerous anthologies and pamphlets.
Her full-length collections of poetry are The Ruby Slippers
(2011), and Here's Looking at You Kid
(2014), both published by Valley Press.