Winner of the 2005 Black River Chapbook Competition Helen Marie Casey
Black Lawrence Press
HELEN MARIE CASEY is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in numerous journals including The Connecticut Review, Runes, The South Carolina Review, and Prairie Schooner, among others. as well as in several anthologies. Her newspaper columns appear Sundays in the MetroWest Daily News and she writes arts and culture pieces for North Shore Living. Her first chapbook, a narrative series of poems about Joan of Arc, Fragrance Upon His Lips, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2005. Helen was also a semi-finalist in the 2001 Discovery/The Nation competition.
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
“[P]owerful poems about a dark period of American history...”
— Vivian Shipley
ISBN 0-9768993-7-X      $9.00
Helen Marie Casey's poem, "Imprisoned in the Boston Jail," from Inconsiderate Madness was part of a writer's discussion sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the National Writers Union and aired on Brookline Access Television's program, "Third Wednesday", on July 15, 2009.
ISBN 978-0-9826364-9-7   $18.00
"In this fortunate meeting of two artists Helen Marie Casey uses her poet’s insight to luminous effect in rediscovering and interpreting the life of a forgotten New England painter."
      —Alan Lawson