Zoë Brigley is a Welsh-American writer. She has three collections of poetry The Secret, Conquest, and Hand & Skull, from one of the UK’s best poetry publishers, Bloodaxe. She also published a collection of nonfiction essays, Notes from a Swing State. She won an Eric Gregory Award for the best British poets under 30, was Forward Prize commended, and listed in the Dylan Thomas Prize for the best international writers under 40. She produces an anti-violence advocacy podcast: Sinister Myth: How Stories We Tell Perpetuate Violence. She works as an Assistant Professor in English and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University.