Zoë Skoulding

(Bradford / Bradford)

Zoë Skoulding
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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. more »

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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 cathedral of trees is built of mottled wings
and daubs of light on trunks or the carved
names of lovers surviving love.

The cathedral of letters trembles at the edges
of paper curling and yellowing
under the force of gravity or promises.

The cathedral of words is buttressed
against the pressure of lips falling open
on air caught in a windpipe.

The cathedral of winds whispers
through airwaves, cables or repeated ...

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