Helen McDonald

Helen is based in Woodend, in country Victoria, and writes poetry, memoir and short stories. She has been published in American Writers Review, 2018 and 2019, Poetry Matters 2018 and 2019, Love’s FootprintShort and Twisted 2016 and 21D journal.  Her haiku have appeared in Poetry for Public Transport.  Helen was a prize recipient in the 2019 Poetry Matters ‘Runaway World’ competition.

Spoken word achievements include featured poet and poet of the month at the Woodend Chamber Poets and winner of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival Poetry in the Pub competition (2018).  Helen regularly broadcasts on Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover program, as part of Elwood Writers’ occasional programs.

Helen has spent her working life in public relations and communications, particularly in the not-for-profit sector, and for many years was a volunteer English tutor assisting migrants and refugees with their communication skills.

What are we without language?