AWARD-winning ecopoet Helen Moore is launching her third poetry collection, The Mother Country, in Stroud.

The launch event is taking place at Hawkwood College on Thursday, May 30 at 7.30pm.

Having been disinherited when her mother died in 2015, Helen began exploring themes of dispossession, particularly through the colonial histories of the British Empire, as well as the impacts of climate change on future generations and the legacies we are leaving them.

Some of Helen’s poems concern her relationship with her mother, and writing them was an important way to process the difficulties she experienced.

The event will be supported with additional readings by local poet, Adam Horovitz, who has written extensively about his mother, the late Frances Horovitz, a well-loved poet, and about humanity’s relationship with the landscape.