Helen Moffett

Helen Moffett is a South African poet, freelance editor, feminist activist and academic. She has a PhD from the University of Cape Town, and was the President’s Fellow at Princeton University. She has lectured as far afield as Trinidad and Alaska, but still calls Cape Town home. She has compiled three editions of a poetry anthology for Southern African students, a guide to academic English for students, and a collection of South African landscape writings, Lovely Beyond Any Singing.

While writing materials for Rape Crisis Cape Town and Womankind UK, she also co-wrote a cricket book with the late Bob Woolmer and the sports scientist Tim Noakes – partly because the game of cricket reminds her of why she likes men. She has also published short stories and numerous academic pieces, and co-writes the popular Girl Walks In erotica series with Sarah Lotz and Paige Nick under the non de plume Helena S. Paige.

Strange Fruit, published by Modjaji Books, is her first poetry collection. She is currently working on her second collection of poems, as well as a volume of short stories. She dances flamenco (badly, but with enthusiasm) and loves gardening under the supervision of her cats.

She blogs at http://helenmoffett.bookslive.co.za/blog/