Travis Helms

Travis Helms is the author of Blowing Clover, Falling Rain: a theological commentary on the poetic canon of the ‘American Religion’ (Wipf & Stock). His poetry and prose has been published in, or is forthcoming in, Image Journal, Poetry Northwest, Slushpile, New Haven Review, The Austin American-Statesman, North American Review, and Book 2.0, among other venues. He was the inaugural William W. Cook Frost Place Fellow, runner-up for the John Kinsella / Tracy Ryan Poetry Prize, and winner of the Arthur Sale Poetry Prize. An Episcopal priest serving the University of Texas campus, he is founder + curator of LOGOS, a liturgically-inflected reading series that congregates in an east Austin brewery, and an Executive Director of EcoTheo Collective. Links to his online publications can be found at

This conversation with Travis Helms is deep and, at times heady, but I think its an important one. We talk about his poetry and his vocation, about his writing process and much more. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and I’m grateful to Travis for his time.

The Deckle Edge Blog & Podcast – Travis Helms – 06.20.22

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