Meet the Poet
Helen McCarthy grew up surrounded by poetry and legends, in a large Irish household was always full of music and stories. She's been writing ever since. Her work in Japanese popular culture since 1981 not only led to a dozen books and a number of awards, but also revived her passion for haiku and tanka. Since 2009 she's been tweeting micropoetry, mostly in the haiku and tanka format, daily. Some of her poetry can also be found on her blog at Wordpress, and in the online anthology Jars of Stars. Helen lives in London, travels as often as she can, and has given haiku readings and workshops in Europe and the USA. Read.