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Helen
Laycock

Poetry

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W.H. Auden said, 'A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.'

Poetry, to me, is a way of distilling experience and emotion into a powerful package which lingers and echoes after reading,

There are links in the menu to a few pieces, but the books are where you will find each theme explored in depth. Work published in anthologies and journals is referenced, and mostly linked, in my BIO.

Look out for forthcoming collections...

PUSHCART NOMINEE

2023

“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” 

Robert Frost

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