A former English teacher, Helen Losse is the author of six collections of poetry, including Facing a Lonely West. Her poems have been anthologized in Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VII: North Carolina, and Kakalak 2014, nominated for a Pushcart Prize and for a Best of the Net award. She is an Associate Poetry Editor for Kentucky Review. She is married and has two grown sons. A Christian for fifty years, Helen entered the Catholic Church on Holy Saturday in 2015.