Poetry has evolved. Some might point to the genesis of the internet to pinpoint when human interaction itself started to shift; and how self-expression began to flourish at a wider scale. Words on social media platforms, more often than not, are accompanied by stunning images to further convey a message. Sami Helgeson is one of the contemporary poets experimenting with the once humble craft.
Hailing from La Crosse, Wisconsin, Sami Helgeson landed in Colorado to continue her education at the University of Denver. Helgeson accredits several gender & women’s studies and theatre courses as the catalyst for the radical aspects within her poetry. Growing up as a theatre kid, performance and metrical feet serve as a strong foundation to Helgeson’s writing process.