Robert Wood grew up in 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 the author of three books and his writing has been published in numerous journals including The Guardian, Counterpunch and LA Review of Books.

He has worked for Australian Poetry and The Centre for Stories, 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. In 2017–2018, he was an Endeavour Research Fellow at Columbia University.

At present, he is writing poetry about death, dreams and animals, and a series of short essays about suburbanism. Wood is Chair of PEN Perth, Australian editor at PennSound and a Copyright Agency Emerging Critic with Sydney Review of Books.

He blogs about food here.