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Helen Mort

Helen Mort is an award winning British poet.

Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. She has published two poetry collections with Chatto & Windus, 'Division Street' (winner of the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize) and 'No Map Could Show Them' which was shortlisted for the Banff prize. She is the editor of ‘ Lake District Trail Running’ (Vertebrate, 2016) and an occasional contributor to Alpinist.

She is a five-times winner of the Foyle Young Poets award, received an Eric Gregory award from The Society of Authors in 2007, and won the Manchester Poetry Prize Young Writer Prize in 2008. In 2010, she became the youngest ever poet-in-residence at The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. In the same year she was shortlisted for the Picador Prize and won the Norwich Café Writers' Poetry Competition with a poem called `Deer`. She was the Derbyshire Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2015.

This year Helen is the chair of the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature judging panel. 

"Helen Mort is among the brightest stars in the sparkling new constellation of young British poets"  - Carol Ann Duffy

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Opportunities to see Helen Mort

17.30 - 19.00 Saturday 18th

Imaginary Mountains - Why Mountains Capture Our Minds

A lively discussion lead by Panorama editor Amy GiGi Alexander, taking in the imaginary mountains and experiences of an eminent panel including Helen Mort; BT Judge and renowned poet, Nahida Esmail; Tanzanian writer of mountain fiction and Ed Douglas, Guardian journalist and 2017 BT...

19.30 - 22.00 Saturday 18th

Spoken Word and a Pint

Grab a drink from the bar and settle down for some serious literary revelry!

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