Helen Wickes was born on a farm in Pennsylvania. She lives and writes in Oakland, California, where for many years she worked as a psychotherapist. Helen has an MFA from the Bennington Writers’ Seminars. In Search of Landscape is her first collection of poems. It was published in 2007 by Sixteen Rivers Press, a shared work, non-profit, small press that publishes two poetry books a year by Bay Area poets. Helen’s work has been published in Runes, Zyzzyva, Santa Clara Review, 5 A.M., In the Grove, The Bennington Review, and forthcoming in Poetry Flash and inPorcupine.