Helen Johansen

Helen Johansen survived public education in Chicago, a PhD at Berkeley in the late sixties and thirty-seven years as a Epidemiologist in the Canadian Federal Public Service. She has been an itinerant chemist, soccer and hockey trainer (first aid), and Cub and Beaver leader. Helen is currently retired but leads tutorial sessions in Epidemiology for medical students. She belongs to a small poetry writing group in Ottawa, does Tai Chi and is a Raging Granny in the Ottawa Gaggle. Her poetry can be found online at and in the Ontario Poetry Society Ultra Short Poem Competition 2014 Chapbook.

Spring battle
published in July 2021
Blackberry Preserves
published in October 2013