Helen Ivory is a poet and artist. Her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection Waiting for Bluebeard is due in May 2013. She has co- edited with George Szirtes In Their Own Words: Contemporary Poets on their Poetry Salt 2012. She teaches for the Arvon Foundation, The Poetry School and mentors for the Poetry Society. She edits the webzine ‘Ink Sweat and Tears’ and is an editor for The Poetry Archive.