Zoë Skoulding

Skoulding, Zoë

Zoë Skoulding is primarily a poet, though her work encompasses sound-based vocal performance, collaboration, translation, literary criticism, editing, and teaching creative writing. Her publications include Teint (Hafan Books, 2016), The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren, 2013),shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, Remains of a Future City (Seren, 2008), long-listed for Wales Book of the Year 2009, The Mirror Trade (Seren, 2004), This Way Under (Seren, 2019) and Footnotes to Water (Seren, 2020), which won the Wales Book of the Year Poetry Award 2020. In 2018 she received the Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors for her work in poetry.

She is Reader in the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Bangor University, where she ran the network Poetry in Expanded Translation (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) 2017-2018. Her monograph "Experimental Cities: Contemporary Women's Poetry and the City" was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013. From 2009 to 2011 she was, in partnership with Literature Across Frontiers, director of Metropoetica, a collaborative project on translation, gender and city space. She is a member of the collective Parking Non-Stop, whose CD Species Corridor, combining experimental soundscape with poetry and song, was released in 2008.

She was Editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales 2008-2014 and co-founded the (North) Wales International Poetry Festival in 2012.