• Helen McKinlay

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    Helen was one of the first 'live' poets at Golden Bay's famous Mussel Inn and has performed her poetry throughout the South Island. Her poetry is published in various magasines and anthologies, including; 'Sleepy Hollow Stirs', (Nucleus Publications Nelson,2006), 'Before the Sirocco,' (NZ Poetry Society, 2008),'Moments in the Whirlwind',(NZ Poetry Society,2009), 'Boulder Writers Two',(Nelson, November 2008) and the Airing Cupboard Women's Poetry Group's fourth anthology,'Splash'(Christchurch 2009). Recently she has been published in NZPS anthologies 2010 and 2011 and Boulder Writers Three (Nelson 2011). She ran the Christchurch live poet's group 'Poetry for Pudding from 2009 to mid 2011. She is a member of The Tuesday Poets' Blog. http://tuesdaypoem.blogspot.co.nz.
    Other publications include National Radio Storytime recordings of 'The Best of Ears,'(1994) and 'The Flither Flothers’ Brand New Flying Feather Bed' (2003). Her first book was 'Grandma's Week Off', (Harper Collins NZ 2003). 'Grandma Joins the All Blacks', was published by Harper Collins in 2007 and 'Grandma's Kiwi Christmas', in Nov. 2008. These three were recorded by RNZ National. 'Grandma Meets the Queen', was published on June 1st 2010. Helen participates in the NZ Book Council Writers in Schools Programme.


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