RIP004: Calling Card #2: Helen Hastings
The debut pamphlet from Helen Hastings, the second in our Calling Cards series, releasing work from poets who have yet to publish a collection.
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Publication Date: 7th October 2021
Helen Hastings is a poet from County Down. Her work has been published in the Bangor Literary Journal, Derry Post and the 2021 Community Arts Partnership Anthology. She has taken part in numerous public readings of her work, including both the Belfast and Dublin Book Festivals, CS Lewis Festival, Aspects Festival, Strangford Festival and Women X Borders events at the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin. Helen is a member of the Words for Castle Ward writers' group and Women Aloud NI. When she isn’t writing poetry, Helen can be found riding scary motorbikes and walking her dog in secret forests.
"A poet in communion with the magic of the earth, Hastings offers herself up to the reader in poems which symbolise her rite of passage as a writer. In Hastings’ spell-binding debut pamphlet, myth, legend and the moon are married compellingly into every line." - Amy Louise Wyatt (author of ‘A Language I Understand, from Indigo Dreams)
"Those who have heard Helen read her work will be delighted that this introductory selection of her poems is now in print. A true voice. Warm, expressing an empathetic regard for her subjects, and when the moment calls for it, unafraid to tell it as it is: her work never fails to connect deeply with those who receive it." - Olive Broderick