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.
An interview with Helen
by Johanna Knox