Bio

dsc_0033ed1Zoë Brigley Thompson is the author of two books of poetry: Conquest (Bloodaxe, 2012); and The Secret (Bloodaxe, 2007). She 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). She is currently co-editing (with Matthew Jarvis) a  guide to contemporary poetry in the UK and Ireland. Her poems and articles appear in Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Review, The Chicago Review, Australian Book Review, PN Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Copper Nickel, Poetry Wales, and elsewhere.

She has received fellowships from the British Society of Authors, the Welsh Academy, the English Association, and the Humanities Research Centre. She won 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 an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University. She is a reader and committee member for Wales’ leading poetry journal, Poetry Wales.