Helen Rickerby and I are neighbours but the first time I met her she was reading, with two other people, her poem for three voices The Happiness of Mary Shelley which you can read here
Helen is a poet, editor and publisher who lives in Wellington. She has published 3.5 collections of poetry. She is co-managing editor of JAAM and runs boutique poetry publisher Seraph Press.
Helen’s latest book of poetry Cinema looks at the personal through the lens of a camera and the world of cinema through the unfiltered eye. Meet the boy who learns to kiss from action movies, the girl made up of symbols and the director with the aesthetic of a sniper on the roof. You can read more about Cinema at Mākaro Press here
We also talk about Helen’s book My Iron Spine which you can read about here
You can visit Seraph Press here
Seraph Press published Girls of the Drift by Nina Powles this week, and you can read about it here
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Episode 6: Helen Rickerby and Pip Adam talk about Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Next time I speak with writer Jordan Hartt about Virginia Woolf’s The Waves.