Z.B. (Zoë Brigley) Thompson is the author of two books of poetry: Conquest (Bloodaxe, 2012); and The Secret (Bloodaxe, 2007). Thompson is also the editor of the academic volume Feminism, Literature, and Rape Narratives (with Sorcha Gunne), and the poetry anthology Bluebeard’s Wives (with Julie Boden). Her poems and articles appear in Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Review, PN Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Calyx, So To Speak, and elsewhere.
Thompson has received fellowships from the British Society of Authors, the Welsh Academy, the English Association, and the Humanities Research Centre. She received an Eric Gregory Award for the best British poets under 30, and was listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize for the best international writers under 35. A native of Wales, she now lives in Ohio, where she works as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University.