Helen Mort is a poet based in Sheffield. She has published two collections with Chatto & Windus, Division Street (2013) and No Map Could Show Them (2016). Her first novel Black Car Burning is forthcoming in 2019. Helen has also written for stage and for radio. She teaches Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Helen won the 2017 Mslexia Poetry Prize and this residency is part of the award.