Helen Farish Writer of the Year Finalist

Helen Farish Writer of the Year Finalist

‘Her locations are as varied as you’d expect from a well-travelled, sharp-eyed twenty-first century poet, but her native Cumbria is the source she constantly returns to, slowing the tempo to savour its place-names and define its subtle colours… A rare combination of elegiac feeling, humour, and earthy reminiscence characterises Farish’s poems.’ – Carol Rumens, The Poetry Review


Helen Farish is one of the five writers named as a finalist of the Writer of the Year category of the Cumbria Life Culture Awards 2017.  She has been chosen for her latest Bloodaxe collection The Dog of Memory.  The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 3 February at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.

‘Helen’s third poetry collection, The Dog of Memory, is a ‘meditation on memory’ reflecting her relationship with Cumbria.’

Click here for further details & list of finalists



Helen Farish will be reading from her third collection The Dog of Memory at the Words by the Water festival in Keswick.

Helen Farish and Adam O'Riordan, Words by the Water, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Tuesday 7 March 2017, 4.15pm

Cumbrian poet Helen Farish reads from her new collection The Dog of Memory. She is joined by Adam O'Riordan, who was the youngest ever Writer in Residence at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere.

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[01 February 2017]

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