Helga Kidder is a native of Germany’s Black Forest and lives in the Tennessee Hills with her husband.

She was awarded an MFA from Vermont College and is co-founder of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild, leading their poetry group.

Her poems have recently been published in Artemis, Conestoga Zen, Poetry South journals and in anthologies, Carrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace, Mizmor, and Pandemic Puzzle Poems. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has participated in workshops in the United States and abroad. Author of five collections of poetry, Learning Curve, Loving the Dead, Blackberry Winter, Luckier than the Stars, and Wild Plums.

Richard Winham with WUTC radio talks writing with poet Helga Kidder. Click on the links below to hear their conversation on “Learning Curve,” her new collection of poetry that traces the arc of her life from her native Germany to Tennessee today.

Talking Writing: Helga Kidder on “Learning Curve,” Part I

Talking Writing: Helga Kidder on “Learning Curve,” Part II