Helen Bournas-Ney was born in Ikaria, Greece, and grew up in N.Y.C. She received the Anaïs Nin Award for her work on Rimbaud and George Seferis. Her work has appeared in Plume-online, One Sentence Poems, The Ekphrastic Review, Bacopa Literary Review, Mom Egg Review, Ergon Greek/American Arts and Letters, Blue Heron, “30 Days of Poetry” sponsored by the New York Society Library, and the anthology Plume Poetry 7. Her poetry was nominated for Best of the Net 2021 and was heard on NPR’s Morning Edition for National Poetry Month 2023. She is currently preparing a collection of her poems.
Fake Lemon Tree on a November Day in a Boat Depot in Chelsea
O lemon tree, how you emerge, distinct from everything