Helen Buckingham was born in London in 1960 and moved to the west country in the late seventies. In the early eighties she moved to Bristol, about which time she started writing poetry.
Over the following decade she concentrated mainly on ‘western’ forms, such as free and rhyming verse, but it was during the onset of her M.E., in the early 1990s, that she found herself increasingly drawn to Japanese-style short form poetry.
Since the late eighties she has appeared widely in the small presses, been placed in a number of awards, and has recently had several volumes of short form verse published.
This collection combines both western and Japanese-style poetry, comprising work from throughout her writing life to the present day.