Essays

Wood has written essays on poetry for major literary journals in Australia, the United States, the UK, Africa and India. These often address the public role of poetry in the culture at large.


Wood currently interviews writers for two journals - the LA Review of Books and Liminal. For LARB, he talks to leading Australian novelists about their recent work and helps them reach an international audience. For Liminal, he talks to fellow Asian-Australians and discusses their artistic practice as part of wider cultural trends. 

LARB:                                                  
Kim Scott, Kate Grenville, Michelle de Kretser, Gail Jones, Peter Carey, Tim Winton, Anthony Macris, Claire G. Coleman, Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Liminal:
Eileen Chong, Omar Sakr, Eunice Andrada, Naomi Velaphi, Maryam Azam, Hetty McKinnon, Sumudu Samarawickrama, AndrĂ© Dao, Bella Li

Interviews


Conversations

Wood has hosted conversational interviews with contemporary poets that examine issues such as influence, process and technique. The first series took place at The School of Life, Melbourne. The second series was at The Centre for Stories, Perth. Both can be found at PennSound.

First series:
Bonny Cassidy, Luke Beesley, Jess Wilkinson, Matt Hall, Kent McCarter, Melinda Bufton, Autumn Royal

Second series
Sampurna Chattarji, Siobhan Hodge,  Jeremy Balius,  JP Quinton, Caitlin Maling, Lucy Dougan, Susan Bradley Smith, Amanda Joy