Saturday, December 1, 2007

Bascand, Helen

Helen Bascand


Aotearoa NZ Poetry Sound Archive (2004):


1. Hello
2. The waiting room
3. Fractals / wild haunting order
4. Just this
5. Since then
6. ‘Bless me Father – I have sinned’
7. Goddess
8. The seven sisters
9. Sea
10. Enter your password
11. The devil and the jester
12. Garden peas – Pisum Sativum
13. Tuesday’s postcard
14. Grandmother’s plate
15. Deep digging
16. Departure
17. Grave secrets

Bio / Bibliography:

Helen Bascand is retired, lives in Christchurch NZ and enjoys the active poetry community.

She has written poetry from her early days but more seriously since the 1980’s. By 1994, Helen had developed an interest in the haiku form. She was the winner of the haiku section of the 2000 NZPS International Poetry Competition. She is also represented in the Christchurch Haiku & Haibun Anthology – listening to the rain – published in 2002.

Her poetry has appeared in The Press and several poetry magazines and anthologies, and her first collection of poetry, Windows on the morning side – which includes a haiku & senryu section— was published by Sudden Valley Press in 2001.

Helen’s background training was in primary education and when her mothering years were nearly completed, she returned to train for Education of the Deaf – an excellent preparation for what became her later work with the Special Needs Library.

[Postscript: Helen Bascand died on April 27, 2015].



1992 – 1999 SPIN
1997 – 2001 winterSPlN
1995 Printout
1997, 99, 2001 Takahe
1998 Australian Poetry Awards
1999, 200, 03 The Press
2001 windows on the morning side – Helen Bascand, Sudden Valley Press
2002 Poetrix 18 Western Women Writers — Australia
2003 JAAM 19
2001 Haiku Frogpond (America) –Still (Eng) –Famous Reporter (Aust)
2002 Haiku listening to the rain The Small White Teapot Haiku Group

1996 Voiceprints 2 Canterbury Poets Collective
1996 Throwing the Words The Airing Cupboard
2000 Half Light and Half Wind
1994, 96, 97, 99, 2000, 01, 02 NZ Poetry Society Anthologies
2000 Something between breaths Patricia Prime
2000 All Together Now Valley Micropress
2002 Big Sky Shoal Bay Press
2003 My Garden, My Paradise Hazard Press

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