Introduction

Zoë Brigley Thompson is the author of three books of poetry: Hand & Skull (2019), Conquest (2012), and The Secret (2007), all published by Bloodaxe. She also has a collection of nonfiction essays, Notes from a Swing State (Parthian 2019), and edited the academic volume Feminism, Literature, and Rape Narratives (with Sorcha Gunne).

Recommendations

Times Literary Supplement: "Death and life are inextricable and this book has a defiant mark of hope.”           Emily Trahair: "Brigley's sense of social justice is woven with delicacy and strength, in a voice that is neither daunted nor hectoring."

about this site

  Back in 2004, I started a blog called The Midnight Heart via Warwick Blogs, which the Times Higher Education Supplement listed as one to watch. This new site is a continuation of what I started there.

Blog

Magic & Instinct in Writing Prose about Trauma

A few weeks ago I attended a great event held by Electric Literature on  Magical Feminism, an editorial discussion with Marie-Helene Bertino and my friend and colleague Elissa Washuta. It was a really inspiring discussion. You can watch the video back here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/acqg3qqk Halimah Marcus interviewing Elissa Washuta & Marie-Helene Bertino I really liked what Marie-Helene Bertino [...]

Witchy Poetry Events

So it is nearly time for Halloween, Samhain, the Day of Dead, All Hallow's Eve. Whatever you call it, it's a witchy time of year, and I have plans for organizing and attending some great literary events. First up, this Monday 26th, I have booked my ticket to attend a great event from Electric Literature: [...]

Culture Declares Emergency

Today I signed up to the pledge at Culture Declares Emergency. It is an international organization bringing arts and culture organizations together as well as individual people working in the arts and culture industries: Mission: the cultural sector is a leading contributor in creating a regenerative future that sustains everyone, everywhere. Vision: to grow, support and [...]