Zoë Brigley was born in 1981 and grew up in Caerphilly in the Rhymney Valley, Wales. She won an Eric Gregory Award in 2003 and received a Welsh Academy Bursary in 2005. Her first book of poems, The Secret (Bloodaxe Books, 2007), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2008. Her second collection, Conquest (Bloodaxe Books, 2012), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. She is also the co-editor of a volume of scholarly essays, Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives (Routledge, 2010), and a collection of women’s poetry, Bluebeard’s Wives (Heaventree, 2007). She has taught creative writing at Warwick University and at University of Northampton, where she is a Research Fellow, and is currently living in Ohio, USA.
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I have recently finished my second poetry collection, Conquest, and I am writing my first monograph.
Bloodaxe, Routledge, Heaventree
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