Launch of The Mother Country, UK tour,
Under English law a parent still has
the right to disinherit their offspring,
and this collection is a poet’s response to being written out of her mother’s will.
Exploring dispossession in a range of forms – from colonial legacies in Scotland and Australia to contemporary impacts of industrial civilisation on human health, planetary systems and our children’s future – The Mother Country is simultaneously a journey through sorrow, a quest for poetic justice, and a movement towards forgiveness and ecological restoration.
“… brilliant and fearless… Moore’s Blakean vision, tackling the toxic tyrannies of our time.”
- Dr. Rosie Jackson
“If the world is to awaken to its own danger, it will need ecopoets such as Helen Moore.”
Workshops, readings & events in the UK in 2019:
May 8th - Launch of The Mother Country, Helen's third poetry collection
@ The Satellite of Love, Greenbank Pub, Bristol, starts 8.30pm
May 13th - Launch of The Mother Country at Frome Poetry Cafe, The Garden Cafe, Frome, Somerset. Doors open 7pm
May 15th - Reading at Poetry & a Pint, St James Wine Vaults, Bath, 7.30pm
May 27th - 31st - Residency at Hawkwood College, Stroud
May 30th - Poetry launch event with Adam Horovitz, at Hawkwood College, Stroud, 7.30 for 8pm, refreshments available. Entry free.
May 31st - June 2nd - Facilitating 'Nature, Ecology and Place', creative writing retreat, at Hawkwood College, Stroud. Details here.
June 6th - Reading from The Mother Country at Trowbridge Literary Salon, Trowbridge Town Hall, Wiltshire, from 6-7.30pm
June 12th - Book launch at Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh, 7.30 for 8pm
June 14th-16th - Attending 'Expressing the Earth' conference, Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, Wiston Lodge, and reading from The Mother Country on Sat 15th June from 8pm
June 25th - Book launch at October Books, Southampton, 7pm. Book your free ticket via the Eventbrite here
June 27th - Reading from The Mother Country at Words & Ears, The Swan Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon, 7.30-10pm
July 4th - Double book launch with Geoff King, author of dystopian novel, Nutters, at Transition Town Forres, Forres, Moray, 7.30-9pm. Entry by donation.
July 11th-14th - Facilitating 'Writing the Land, Writing the Sea', creative writing retreat for the HighlandLIT, Cromarty, Scotland. Details here.
July 18th - paper / needle / rock: Three Poets. Reading with Naomi Foyle and Akila Richards at ONCA, Brighton, 7-9pm, plus Open Mic
July 19th - Writing workshop and reading at Marian Bruce's solo show at Bermondsey Project Space, London (Marian Bruce's artwork features on the cover of The Mother Country) 6-8.30pm