Helena Lipstadt was born in Berlin and lives in Los Angeles and Blue Hill, Maine. She studied with poets Melanie Kaye Kantrowitz, Irena Klepfisz, Terry Wolverton and Laurel Ann Bogen. Her poems have been featured in Rattling Wall, Sinister Wisdom, Trivia, basalt, The Cape Rock, The Midwest Review (forthcoming), and elsewhere. Lipstadt is the author of two chapbooks, Leave Me Signs and If My Heart Were A Desert. She has been awarded writing residencies at WUJS Arts Project, Arad, Israel and Borderland Foundation, Sejny, Poland. Lipstadt volunteers as a writing mentor at Hollywood High School, Los Angeles.