Helga Kidder lives in the Tennessee hills with her husband where she writes poetry, tends the garden, and plays tennis if the muse is silent. She was awarded an MFA from Vermont College, is co-founder of the Chattanooga Writers Guild, and leads a monthly poetry group. She has participated in workshops in Auvillar, France, San Francisco, Atlanta, and others. Her poems have recently been published in Orbis, Dragonfly, Gyroscope and in the anthology Carrying the Branch, Poets in Search of Peace. She has five collections of poetry, Learning Curve - poems about immigration and assimilation, Loving the Dead - which won the Blue Light Press Book Award 2020, Blackberry Winter, Luckier than the Stars, and Wild Plums.
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