The Alchemist’s Box

The Alchemists Box is Helen Whitten’s first full collection of poetry.

The collection was launched on 10th September 2015 and Helen read a number of her poems.alchemists-box2

Here are a few of the comments from the launch of Helen’s “The Alchemist’s Box” reading:

“I loved your poetry evening. Thank you for sharing it. What a skill you have – creating an atmosphere, a place, a point, a touch of gentle humour all mixed together creates a delicious swirl of words.”

“…you are a true poetess with a distinctive voice, wit, grit and charm. It was a treat to listen to you. Congratulations on the launch of your collection – your ‘mother who wore a hat to mark the occasion of a London day’ took my breath away.”

“It’s one thing to read a poem, but so much more to hear you give it shape, rhythm, resonance. Came home and started to look at others – Size Zero and Hack rang bells. They all feel so effortless, the words imaginative but just right, and I wonder if the lines slide out fully formed, or you have to shape and prod, replace and rearrange them… – a wonderful experience.”

“…your use of language and poetry thought provoking, inspiring – I also loved the personal backdrop of the stories. … and I’ve just enjoyed some more I didn’t hear on the night by reading them from your Alchemist Box!”

“I have been reading ‘The Alchemist’s Box’, ‘On Air but not Listening’ and ‘The Scaffolder’ are my current favourites. It is a lovely collection to dip in to.”

“I loved your poetry evening. Thank you for sharing it. What a skill you have – creating an atmosphere, a place, a point, a touch of  gentle humour all mixed together creates a delicious swirl of words.”

“Thank you very much for inviting us to the launch of The Alchemist’s Box. It was a super evening: all the poems were beautifully read and brought to life. The poems are all beautifully crafted and encapsulate your thoughts and emotions of your life.”

“You are an alchemist – whipping up magic potions of words and emotions – so proud of you – another re-invention”

The Alchemist’s Box by Helen Whitten is published by Morgan’s Eye Press, price £8 (or £15 for 2 copies).
Please email Helen at helen@babyboomerpoetry.com if you would like to purchase a copy or order through independent bookseller One Tree Books in Petersfield www.onetreebooks.com or Tel:  01730 261199