Helen Ramoutsaki is a performing poet, storyteller and educator based in Far North Queensland, where the unique environment of the Wet Tropics Region has become one of her great fascinations. Her poetry-in-performance project Wet: an appetite for the tropics synchronises spoken word with photojournalistic images to evoke the experience of living among sugar cane farms, rainforests and crocodile rivers through the shifting moods of tropical wet and dry seasons. Helen has been performing her original work at festivals, open mics, slams and in theatres for many years. In 2011 she was the Prole magazine Prole Laureate and Woodford Folk Festival’s Poet of the Week, going on to win the One Minute Poet’s Brawl in 2012. In 2015 she gave a TEDx talk at James Cook University Cairns and participated in the Tropics>Tropics arts tour to Johor Bahru in Malaysia. However, the geckos that bounce across the ridges and valleys of her keyboard claim credit for all of this and any of her works that get any attention.
Helen Ramoutsaki’s Word Wrap website:
Helen Ramoutsaki’s TEDxJCUCairns performance Eat My Words: