Thomas Helm is a writer and journalist who has reported from Spain, Geneva, Kashmir, the UK, France, and Turkey. His work has been translated into Spanish and Catalan. His debut collection of poems “The Mountain Where Nothing Happens” was published by Alien Buddha Press. His second collection “A Pilgrimage of Donkeys” is forthcoming with Beir Bua Press.
Other creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in Beir Bua, Turbamulta, 3am Magazine (Poem Brut), Arrowsmith Press, Alien Buddha Zine, Mercurius Magazine, Neon Books, Dawntreader, DSCH Journal, and La Maja Desnuda. His plays have been performed at Players Theatre (Dublin, Ireland) and various theatre festivals.
His short story “The Hero” was nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize. His essay on Louis MacNeice’s poetry was shortlisted for Ireland’s 2011 Undergraduate of the Year Award. He was also selected as “featured poet” for the third edition of Beir Bua Journal.
He is the founder and lead editor of Mercurius Magazine, an avant-garde literary, arts, and current affairs magazine. An anthology of essays based on Mercurius’s “Future World(s)” space is forthcoming from Hesterglock Press.
His journalism focuses on international affairs, ideal future worlds and globalisation issues. His 60-page report Lessons Learned? explores the response to the 2008 financial crisis. Other articles and essays have featured in Bloomberg, La Vanguardia, International Financial Law Review, Practice Insight, Turkey Analyst, Fact-or, Kashmir Observer and ArtNerd. Click articles for more details.
He has worked as an editor at Hürriyet Daily News (a Turkish daily), La Vanguardia (a Spanish daily), International Service of Human Rights (a UN-focused NGO based in Geneva), and Kashmir Observer (an Indian daily).
His freelance writing company Thomas Helm Writing Services Limited is registered with the UK Companies House.
E-mail: thomashelm /at/ protonmail.com