Helen Boden’s poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies including New Writing Scotland, Mslexia and the new Umbrellas of Edinburgh (Freight). She also collaborates with visual artists to make place-specific text art and responsive poetry. She has published critical essays on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry, women's writing, travel writing, and contemporary Scottish poetry, identity and culture; as well as education resources on creative writing, walking and wellbeing. Helen has worked with the National Galleries of Scotland’s writing group Words on Canvas since its inception in 2008. They have produced two pamphlets, Words on Canvas and Words on Watercolour, given numerous public readings and for the past four years have written in response to exhibitions in Edinburgh and Perth by the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour.
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