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Helen Heath

Helen Heath’s debut collection of poetry, Graft, was published in 2012 to critical acclaim. Graft won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book for Poetry award in 2013, and was the first book of fiction or poetry to be shortlisted for the Royal Society of NZ Science Book Prize, also in 2013. Helen recently completed her PhD in creative writing at the IIML and now teaches Whitireia’s publishing programme. Her next collection of poems about the intersect between people, animals and technology, Are Friends Electric?, is forthcoming from VUP in 2018.

 

What’s true? What’s false? See if you can spot the lie.
None of these are lies.
You are correct. Helen Heath is no liar.
‘Graft’ won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book for Poetry award in 2013.
Not a lie!
Keep looking.
Her next collection of poems is about the intersect between people, animals and technology.
Sorry. This isn’t a lie.
She is now Dr Helen Heath.
No lies here.

An interview with Helen
by Johanna Knox

Wondrous engagement

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