Zoë Skoulding

Explore Poets GO!

Zoë Skoulding Popularity

Zoë Skoulding Biography

Zoë Skoulding (born in Bradford, 1967) has lived in north Wales since 1991. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren, 2013), while Remains of a Future City (Seren, 2008) was long-listed for Wales Book of the Year 2009. She also translates poetry, writes literary criticism, and was the editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales 2008-2014. She is Senior Lecturer at Bangor University.

Zoë Skoulding Poems

Building Site

Between the buildings
trees reach down
to languages
of soil and worms,


the wind
could be
a pack

You Will Live in Your Own Cathedral

The cathedral of sand is a storm
trickling through fingers, loose between roots,
or a single grit in the eye.

The Old Walls

The wall is who we are and they are not and
farther in the boundaries collapse in a rush of
security as cells multiply and break through stone
translucent grit cracks the skin open to the elements

The Building Constructed from its Own Fall

Our feet drag with the effort of
holding it all up. Or is this

weight the way it holds us
down? It begins with an echo,

Zoë Skoulding Comments