Zoë Brigley Thompson’s first poetry collection, The Secret, was published in 2007 by Bloodaxe. It was an UK Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize for international writers under the age of 30. For her poetry, Zoë has won a translation fellowship with the University of East Anglia (2001), an Eric Gregory Award (2003), a Welsh Academy Bursary (2005) and the English Association Fellows’ Poetry Prize (2006). She has been shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize (2008) and the Arvon International Poetry Competition (2010).
Zoë is also an early career scholar, whose most recent project was editing the Routledge volume, Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives (2010). She has published in journals like Orbis Litterarum, The International Journal of Women’s Studies and Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies. Her research focuses on transnational feminist approaches to literature, film and art. She writes a blog, The Midnight Heart.