Robert Wood grew up in a multicultural family in suburban Perth, Western Australia. He was educated at the University of Western Australia, the Australian National University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Wood’s writing has been published in numerous literary and academic journals. He has interned for Overland, worked for Australian Poetry, edited for Peril and Cordite, been a columnist for Cultural Weekly and is on the faculty of The School of Life. At present he works for The Centre for Stories.
His poetry focuses on our relationship with the natural world and draws on his experiences in country, suburb and city to create mythic landscapes informed by history and philosophy. At present, he is working on a book of poems and a collection of short essays that touch on personal narrative, literary theory and the 'Australian' past as they emerge in contemporary poetry.
Wood is represented by Clive Newman Writers Agency.
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