Zoë Skoulding

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.


Photo: Alan Holmes


Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Across Language »

With Aurélia Lassaque, Jacques Darras, Jean Portante and Zoë Skoulding

Sun 5 March | 10:00 - 11:00 | £4.50/£3.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Untranslatable »

New poems attempting the impossible

Wed 1 March - Sun 5 March | 10:00 - 22:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Border Crossings »

Reading: Aonghas MacNeacail, Jean Portante

Sat 4 March | 11:30 - 12:30 | £4.00/£3.00 | The Undercroft, St John's House, South Street



disturbance in the room a
shallow voice takes soundings from
the corner in black and white
treble and hiss insistent
high pitched whine behind the words
bleaching to zero this is
where history flutters under
our eyelids in sleeping screens
events take place or take the
place of events in the air
surrounding us video
killed the radio the stars
are humming quietly in
skies that haven’t reached us yet


Zoë Skoulding

From The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren, 2013)