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History & the Poet 

History & the Poet (2017) is a series of essays on contemporary Australian poetry.  It asks and seeks to answer personal, philosophical and political questions that matter for poetry now. History & the Poet offers an entry point to a rich and complex world, and is a compelling vision of what poetry can become. It includes discussion of Wood’s own experiences and identity as part of a broader conversation about who we are and why poetry matters.

History & the Poet is published by Australian Scholarly Publishing. You can purchase it here

Commentary: 
Launch Speech, Victoria Laurie, Westerly Magazine.


Interview with Dennis HaskellPerth Writers Festival.  

Being JulajularaChris Arnold, Westerly Magazine

Making It Rain in Words, Alison Clifton, foam:e.

Review, Johanna Featherstone, Cordite Poetry Review.

Review, Barry Gillard, The Australian.

 

 
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Concerning A Farm

Concerning A Farm (2017) is a book of place poems. Building from the carcasses of other poetries, Wood takes us to nature, small towns, suburbs, global cities and liminal spaces.  Taken together, it builds a mosaic of a beautiful and fractured world, combining the experimentalism of the unconventional with lyrical flights of fancy.

Concerning A Farm is published by Flying Islands. You can purchase it here.

 

 
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Land Mass

Land Mass (2016) is a hundred page poetic history of Australia. Grounded in natural reality, it plays with language to present an idea of dialectical movement on the continent. It references scientific, political, economic, cultural, and social discourses. Readers who enjoy difficulty will appreciate this book.

Land Mass is published by The S Press and is not for sale. You can get it here.

Commentary:
Review, Philip Hall, Plumwood Mountain.