Robert Wood grew up in suburban Perth, Western Australia.

His writing focuses on our relationship with the natural world and draws on his experiences of country, suburb and city to create mythic landscapes informed by history and philosophy. Wood is working on a book of poems about death, dreams and animals. He has a collection of short essays that is forthcoming from Australian Scholarly Publishing. These touch on personal narrative, literary theory and the 'Australian' past as they emerge in contemporary poetry. 

Wood's writing has been published in numerous literary and academic journals. He has worked for Australian Poetry, edited for Overland, Peril and Cordite, been a columnist for Cultural Weekly and was the first poet on the faculty of The School of Life. At present he works for The Centre for Stories. In 2017-18, he will be based at Columbia University, and is a Copyright Agency Emerging Critic with Sydney Review of Books.

 

For his CV please click here.