Helena Nelson

Helena Nelson is the originator and editor of HappenStance Press as well as a poet in her own right. Her first two collections are Starlight on Water (Rialto, 2003) and Plot and Counterplot (Shoestring Press, 2010). She also self-publishes light verse, the most recent example of which was Down With Poetry! (HappenStance, 2016).

Photo: Lindsey Fineran

Events

Jill Abram presents Stablemates »

Jill Abram introduces a poetry salon with a trio of HappenStance poets

Fri 8 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, Council Chamber

How to surprise your inner (and outer) editor »

Kick off your StAnza experience with an all-day workshop led by Helena Nelson

Tue 5 March | 10:30 - 16:00 | £30.00/£25.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street

Poem

Privacy Policy & Consent

This poem will not collect your data
to contact you a few weeks later
and call you back.

The lyric stands alone, defiant,
entirely GPDR-compliant,
in white and black.

Impervious, then, to consternation
or European legislation
or Union Jack,

it here extends its own address,
which may be shared in times of stress—
no fear of flak.

 

Helena Nelson