Event 18

Zoë Skoulding: Footnotes to Water

Sunday 16 February 2020

Location: Library


Zoë Skoulding’s new collection Footnotes to Water follows two rivers, one in Bangor and the other in Paris, via a detour through the wandering paths of sheep in the Welsh uplands. This poetry reading, with soundscapes by pioneering Welsh experimentalist Alan Holmes, will explore changing relationships with water, places and other species.

“Zoë Skoulding is a truly international poet whose work is earthed into real places but tuned into rich and strange frequencies – it sends the language of the senses over frontiers where most poems stop short.”

Rod Mengham, Judge for the Cholmondeley Awards, 2018.

£5, or £3 with concessions


Zoë Skoulding

Zoë Skoulding is a poet whose interests include translation, performance, collaboration and literary criticism. She is Reader in the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Bangor University. 

She is the author of a number of poetry collections including  The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren), which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award, and  Remains of a Future City  (Seren), which was long-listed for Wales Book of the Year. In 2018 she was a recipient of the Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors for her body of work in poetry. Her new collection  Footnotes to Water  (Seren) is available now.  

Zoë Skoulding will be performing in the festival with Sound Artist Alan Holmes on Sunday February 16th from 14:00 to 15:00.

Sponsors and Supporters

This event is supported by Llenyddiaeth Cymru – Literature Wales