Zoë Skoulding

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Zoë Skoulding is a poet whose work also encompasses translation, editing, sound-based vocal performance, literary criticism and teaching creative writing. Her work has been included in several UK anthologies, translated into eighteen languages and presented widely at international festivals.

She is Senior Lecturer at Bangor University, where her research is focused on urban space, contemporary women's poetry and translation.[1] She has been involved in several collaborative poetry translation projects, including Metropoetica,[2] focusing on poetry of the city, and has translated the Selected Poems of Luxembourgish poet Jean Portante from French.

Her music collaborations include the psychogeographical collective Parking Non-Stop and sound art/poetry performances with Alan Holmes.[3]

As Editor of Poetry Wales.[4] since 2008 she has maintained the magazine's international focus as well as broadening the magazine's scope to include more experimental forms of poetry.[5]

She has written lyrics for Welsh musicians Rheinallt H Rowlands and David Wrench, with whom she also played bass, and has performed with "anglo-welsh kosmische supergroup" The Serpents.

Personal life[edit]

Skoulding was born in Bradford, United Kingdom in 1967. Having previously lived in East Anglia, India and Belgium, Zoë Skoulding now lives in north Wales with her husband, the musician Alan Holmes.

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry collections[edit]

  • 1998 Tide Table
  • 2004 The Mirror Trade
  • 2007 Dark Wires (with Ian Davidson)
  • 2008 From Here (with Simonetta Moro)
  • 2008 Remains of a Future City
  • 2013 The Museum of Disappearing Sounds

Other publications[edit]

Poems in anthologies[edit]

  • 2008 Women's Work: Modern Women Poets Writing in English (ed. Amy Wack and Eva Salzman, Seren).
  • 2010 Identity Parade (ed. Roddy Lumsden, Bloodaxe).
  • 2010 Infinite Difference : Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (ed. Carrie Etter, Shearsman).
  • 2011 The Ground Aslant : Radical Landscape Poetry (ed. Harriet Tarlo, Shearsman).
  • 2012 Best British Poetry 2012 (ed. Sasha Dugdale, Salt).

Discography[edit]

  • 1996 Rheinallt H RowlandsBukowski
  • 1997 David WrenchBlack Roses
  • 1997 David Wrench – Blow Winds Blow
  • 1997 David Wrench – The Ballad of the Christmas Tree and the Silver Birch
  • 1998 The SerpentsNo Mask, No Cloak, Dim Gobaith
  • 1999 The Serpents – You Have Just Been Poisoned by the Serpents
  • 2001 Various artists – Infrasonic Waves
  • 2006 FaustFaust... in Autumn
  • 2007 Various artists – Klangbad Festival 2007
  • 2008 Parking Non-Stop - Species Corridor
  • 2009 Zoë Skoulding - You Will Live in Your Own Cathedral
  • 2010 Parking Non-Stop - Cold Star

Selected recent international performances and festivals[edit]

  • 2008 Medana Festival, Slovenia
  • 2008 Nødutgang Festival, Bodø, Norway
  • 2009 Ars Poetica, Bratislava
  • 2009 Vilenica Festival, Slovenia (with Metropoetica)
  • 2009 Berlin Poesiefestival
  • 2009 AWEN International Festival of Poetry and Film, ATRiuM, Cardiff
  • 2010 Readings/performances in Pondicherry, Chennai, Pune and Trivandrum as part of Poetry Connections with Literature Across Frontiers in association with the British Council [6]
  • 2010 Riga Poetry Evenings, Latvia (with Metropoetica)
  • 2010 Lyd+Litteratur Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2010 Printemps de Poètes, Luxembourg
  • 2010 The Other Room Series, Manchester
  • 2010 Granada International Festival of Poetry, Nicaragua
  • 2011 Café Fra, Prague
  • 2011 Wroclaw Port Festival, Poland (with Metropoetica)
  • 2011 Dasein Café, Athens
  • 2011 Ledbury Festival (with Poetry Connections)
  • 2011 World Festival of Poetry, Venezuela
  • 2011 Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia
  • 2011 Novi Sad Literature Festival, Serbia
  • 2011 Control Club, Bucharest (with Parking Non-Stop)
  • 2011 Bodø Festival, Norway (with Parking Non-Stop)
  • 2012 Ars Cameralis, Katowice
  • 2012 Poets Live, Paris
  • 2012 Dinefwr Festival
  • 2012 Fiction Fiesta, Cardiff
  • 2013 Stanza Festival, St Andrews
  • 2013 Prague Bookworld
  • 2013 Reading Poetry Festival
  • 2013 Avant-Garde Festival, Schiphorst

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 October 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 October 2006. Retrieved 24 November 2006. 
  4. ^ Zoe Skoulding editor Poetry Wales from 2008 Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ [Malcolm Ballin, Welsh Periodicals in English 1882-2012. Cardiff: University of Wales press, 2013, pp. 129 and 180]
  6. ^ [2]

External links[edit]

Poems online