ZoÃ« Skoulding was born in 1967 and has lived in north Wales since 1991, having previously grown up mainly in Suffolk, worked in Belgium, read English at Exeter University and taught in India. She has taught literature and writing for several years, initially in secondary schools and more recently at Bangor University. Having completed her Ph.D. in Creative and Critical Writing in 2005, she was awarded an Academi (Arts Council of Wales) bursary. She currently holds an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellowship (2007-2012) in Bangor’s School of English, where she is researching poetry, gender and city space.
Her most recent collection is Remains of a Future City (Seren, 2008). She has also been involved in several projects combining performed poetry or lyrics with music, soundscape and film. Parking Non-Stop has been the most extended of these collaborations. As well as the more musical aspects represented on the 2008 album Species Corridor (Klangbad), it has included performances of poetry in translation juxtaposed with field recordings as a means of exploring both acoustic and linguistic relationships between places. Her poetry has been translated into Bosnian, Bulgarian, Czech, French, German, Norwegian, Slovak and Slovenian.
She is a regular contributor to literary journals and in 1994 launched the poetry magazine and pamphlet series, Skald, of which she remains a co-editor. She became editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales in 2008.
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