Saturday, February 24, 2018

Meet the collaborators: Zoe Skoulding (and how this project began)

With Zoe Skoulding I created the Cypriot poems of Gurkan Arnuvut written in Turkish for Twitters for a Lark: Poetry of the European Union of Imaginary Authors. You can read the little there is to know about Gurkan here. These collaborations were the first ones I wrote, at the suggestion of Zoe, as she explains here, when she was forced by my illness, to read the poems on her own in Manchester a few years ago. From then on it was a long sliding collaborative joy-ride.With Zoe, first;  then all the others I'm listing here.  All the collaborators are introduced at links available here.

Zoë Skoulding's recent publications include The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren: 2013) and Teint (Hafan Books: 2016). She is Reader in Creative Writing at Bangor University and lives on Anglesey. She is anthologised in the anthology I co-edited with James Byrne (another EUOIA collaborator) and read recently at Edge Hill to launch it. See here.

Read more about the European Union of Imaginary Authors here and here

More on Twitters for a Lark here and here. See also A Translated Man ( an early account here; the book is also available from Shearsman here.)