Helen May Williams

Helen May Williams (1951, E) is originally from Southport but now lives in Pendine, Carmarthenshire. She has taught at Warwick University and has written extensively on twentieth-century poetry, notably on Elizabeth Bishop, H.D., Adrienne Rich, and Ezra Pound. She founded the Carmarthen based ‘SA’ Stanza, offers Poetry Surgeries through The Poetry Society and is a Cinnamon Press mentor. In three successive years (2015-2017) her poems received a special commendation in the International Welsh Poetry Competition. Her haiku, ‘every step we take’ was commended in The Iafor Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award 2016. In 2018, her poem ‘Branwen’ received a commendation in The Grey Hen Prize. (Helen also writes as Helen May Dennis.)


  • June. Cinnamon Press / Leaf by Leaf. 2020
  • Trans. Before Silence. The High Window Press. 2020
  • Catstrawe. Cinnamon Press. 2019
  • The Princess of Vix. Three Drops Press. 2017
  • Native American Literature: Towards a Spatialized Reading. Routledge. 2007
  • Ed. Ezra Pound and Poetic Influence. Rodopi. December 2000
  • A New Approach to the Poetry of Ezra Pound: through the Medieval Provençal Aspect. Edwin Mellen Press. 1996
  • Willa Cather and European Cultural Influences. Edwin Mellen Press. 1996

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