Zoë Skoulding has lived in north Wales since 1991. She has published four full-length collections of poetry, including The Museum of Disappearing Sounds, which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award. Her most recent work is Teint, a sequence on a lost Parisian river, the Bièvre. She has performed her work at many international festivals, often incorporating electronic sound in her readings as well as collaborating with musicians. She directed Metropoetica, a Europe-wide collaborative women’s writing and translation project with Literature Across Frontiers 2009–11, and has translated the Luxembourgish poet Jean Portante from French (In Reality, Seren, 2013). Her monograph Contemporary Women's Poetry and Urban Space: Experimental Cities appeared in 2013, and she was editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales 2008-2014.
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