Zoë Skoulding

Museum of Disappearing SoundsRemains of a Future CityMetropoeticaIn RealityPologne 1931

About:

Zoë Skoulding is primarily a poet, though her work encompasses sound-based vocal performance, collaboration, translation, literary criticism, editing, and teaching creative writing. She lectures in the School of English at Bangor University, and has been Editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales since 2008. Her recent collections of poems are The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren, 2013), Remains of a Future City (Seren, 2008), long-listed for Wales Book of the Year 2009, and The Mirror Trade (Seren, 2004). Her collaborative publications include Dark Wires with Ian Davidson (West House Books, 2007) and From Here, with Simonetta Moro (Dusie, 2008). She is a member of the collective Parking Non-Stop, whose CD Species Corridor, combining experimental soundscape with poetry and song, was released on the German label Klangbad in 2008. You Will Live in Your Own Cathedral is a multimedia soundscape, video and poetry performance with Alan Holmes that has been presented across Europe in several languages including Slovak, German, Slovenian, Czech, Greek, Norwegian and Danish. A booklet and CD from the project with Czech and German translation was released by Seren and LAF in 2009.

 

Poetry Collections:

The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren, 2013).
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Remains of a Future City (Seren, 2008).
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Dark Wires [with Ian Davidson] (West House Books, 2007).
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From Here [with Simonetta Moro] (Dusie, 2008).
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The Mirror Trade (Seren, 2004).
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Tide Table (Gwasg Pantycelyn, 1998).
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Other Publications:

Placing Poetry, ed. Zoë Skoulding and Ian Davidson, (Rodopi, 2013).
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Metropoetica - Poetry and urban space: women writing cities [with Ingmāra Balode, Julia Fiedorczuk, Sanna Karlström, Ana Pepelnik, Sigurbjörg Þrastardóttir, Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese] (Seren, 2013).
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Crwydro / Marcheurs Des Bois: A Wales Quebec Ambulation [with Daniel Poulin and Simon Whitehead] (Shoeless 2008).
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You Will Live in Your Own Cathedral [trilingual (En/Cz/D) booklet and audio CD with Alan Holmes, Richard Hopewell, Huw Jones, Monika Rinck, Eva Klimentova, Alexandra Buchler] (Seren 2009).
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The Mirror TradeYou Will Live in Your Own CathedralPlacing PoetryFrom HereDark Wires

Poems Online:

shearsman.com
dusie.org
shadowtrain.com

 

Online Recordings:

Soundcloud

Remains of a Future City (excerpts)
reading from Dnevi Poezije in Vina festival, Medana, Slovenia August 2008 [with sound by Alan Holmes and Slovenian translation and reading by Gregor Podlogar]

Nødutgang Festival compilation download
includes Zoë Skoulding reading "Astrolaire" [with sound by Alan Holmes]

 

 

Publications of Zoë Skoulding's poems in translation:

Lyrikline

Polish
Literatura na swiecie Issue 7/8 2009
Cegla 19 2011

Spanish (Cuba)
Amnios Issue 3 2010

Spanish (Mexico)
La Otra Issue 6 2010

French (Luxembourg)
Transkrit 03, March 2011

 

 

Translations by Zoë Skoulding:

In Unfriendly Weather: Four Slovenian Poets
Marjan Strojan, Barbara Pogacnik, Gregor Podlogar and Ana Pepelnik
translated by the authors with Kelly Lennox, Ana Jelnikar, Alasdair MacKinnon, Zoë Skoulding and Stephen Watts.
Lubljana: Lud Literatura, 2011.
Kenyon Review Volume 33 no. 4 2011
From What Does and What Doesn't Come to Pass
Jean Portante, translated from the French by Zoë Skoulding

 

Other Online Resources:

Metropoetica
Metropoetica (YouTube)
Author page at British Council
Staff page at Bangor University
MySpace
Poetry Wales
Seren Books
West House Books
Cultural Snow (review)
Disc Wizards (CD replication service)

 

Music:

Performance:
Parking Non-Stop, Cold Star (PPFNP, 2010).
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Parking Non-Stop, Species Corridor (Klangbad, 2008).
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Faust, Faust in Autumn (Dirter, 2007).
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The Serpents, You Have Just Been Poisoned (Ochre, 1999).
The Serpents, No Mask, No Cloak (Ochre, 1998).
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Lyrics:
David Wrench, Blow Winds Blow (Ankst, 1997).
David Wrench, Black Roses (Ankst, 1996).
Rheinallt H. Rowlands, Bukowski (Ankst, 1996).
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