Are Friends Electric? is an audacious new work by the author of the
prizewinning collection Graft. Helen Heath delves into liminal spaces, finding
points of connection and revealing a complex and layered understanding of our
place in the world and what we could become. These new poems offer a vivid and
unsettling vision of a past, present and possible future mediated through
Helen Heath's first book, Graft, was published in 2012 and won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Best First Book for Poetry Award in 2013. It was also the first book of fiction or poetry to be shortlisted for the Royal Society of NZ Science Book Prize. Helen recently completed a PhD in creative writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters and now teaches at Whitireia's publishing programme.