Helen Boden is a Yorkshire-born writer, educator and editor, based on the edge of Edinburgh. She is widely published in poetry magazines and anthologies, and writes creative non-fiction and articles on subjects ranging from education to hillwalking. She also collaborates with visual artists to make responsive poems and place-specific text which has appeared in artists’ books and pamphlets. A former lecturer in English and Scottish Literature at Edinburgh University, she has been an independent literature professional since 2003, working across a broad range of community, healthcare, cultural and environmental settings. She has led poetry walks throughout Scotland for organisations and events including Refugee Survival Trust, Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, and Care for Carers. She also led a walk to mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s excursions with Craiglockhart Field Club.
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