Robert Wood is a writer. He is interested in enlightenment, language, and place. His poetry is informed by experience, history, and philosophy; and, his literary journalism engages with theory, identity, and craft. Robert is the author of two books and several individual publications.
Signed author copies of all his print works are held at the Kislak Special Collections Library at the University of Pennsylvania. This includes Robert’s heavily annotated versions of Charles Olson’s The Maximus Poems and Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. In 2017–2018, Robert was an Endeavour Research Fellow at Columbia University in New York City.
He is writing poems about youth, friendship, and the ocean; and has a forthcoming book of essays about suburbanism. Robert is Creative Director for The Centre for Stories and Chair of PEN Perth.