Zoë Brigley Thompson is the author of three books of poetry published by Bloodaxe: Hand & Skull (2019), Conquest (2012), and The Secret (2007). All three are Poetry Book Society Recommendations. She also researches violence against women and minorities, and edited the academic volume Feminism, Literature, and Rape Narratives (with Sorcha Gunne). 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. Her research articles appear in The Journal of Gender Studies, Feminist Formations, Feminist Media Studies, Gender and Education, and Contemporary Women’s Writing.
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.