Books:Life in Suspension
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016), Dreaming My Animal Selves
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2013), The Astonished Universe
(Red Hen Press, 2006)
Anthologies:Dead and Undead Poems: Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires and Devils
(Random House, 2015), Beyond the Lyric Moment
(Tebot Bach, 2014), Love's Peripeteias
(The New Visionary Press Cooperative, 2014), Near Kin: Words and Art Inspired by Octavia E. Butler
(Sybaritic Press, 2014), Read Women: An Anthology
(Locked Horn Press, 2014), Thrush Poetry Journal: an Anthology of the first two years
(Thrush Press, 2014), For Rhino in a Shrinking World
(The Poets Printery, 2013), From the Four Chambered Heart: In tribute to Anais Nin
(Sybaritic Press, 2013), Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2011), Illuminations: Expressions of the Spiritual Experience (Celestial Arts)
(Celestial Arts Publishing, 2006)
Fellowships from the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía and the Goethe-Institut.
Full scholarship, Hamilton College.
Dreaming My Animal Selves: 2013 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Bilingual Poetry Book.
Dreaming My Animal Selves: Finalist for the Readers' Favorite Book Award.
Dreaming My Animal Selves: finalist for the Jacar Press 2013 Julie Suk Award for Best Poetry Book Published by an Independent Press.
Dreaming My Animal Selves: Honorable Mention at the London Book Festival.
Dreaming My Animal Selves: Honorable Mention at the Great Midwest Book Prize.
Strength: 2014 Pushcart Nomination (published in the anthology "From the Four-Chambered Heart: In Tribute to Anais Nin" )
Woodwork/Un trabajo de orfebre: 2014 Arroyo Arts Collective Poetry in the Windows VI winner.
From the Heart With Grace: 2012 Pushcart Prize nomination.
From the Heart With Grace: Best of the Net 2012 nomination.
Alchemical Gardens I’ve Planted: 2013 W.D. GWAWDODYN form challenge Finalist.
The Enchanting Verses Editor's Choice winner, Issue XVI July 2012.
Parallel Keys: Editor’s Choice, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review.
Quiescent Infinite: Best of the Net 2012 nomination by The Lascaux Review.
"The Astonished Universe" was published thanks to a grant from the French Cultural Services.
Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for Helene's contribution towards the preservation of Indigenous Culture and Humanity.
Member of the National Foreign Language Honor Society.