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Robert Wood is a poet. He is interested in dream, enlightenment, nature, suburbs and philosophy. Robert is a Malayali with connections to the East Indian Ocean. He lives on Noongar country in Australia.

Robert is currently the Creative Director of the Centre for Stories and the Chair of PEN Perth. In 2021, he will be an OMI Leadership and Governance Fellow. Robert previously worked in universities, for the literary and publishing sector, as a union organiser, for Indigenous corporations, and in hospitality. He has volunteered for pacifist groups, community gardens, environmental organisations, refugee kitchens, and educational non-profits. 

Robert’s archive is housed at the Kislak Centre for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts in Philadelphia. 
In his spare time, Robert likes to crayfish, cook and scrapbook.

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BOOKS


Redgate, New Delhi: Red River, 2020
Suburbanism, Melbourne: ASP, 2019
Concerning A Farm, Macau: Flying Island, 2017
History and the Poet, Melbourne: ASP, 2017


SELECTED POEMS


Redgate, Glasgow Review of Books, 2018
Four Poems, Softblow, 2018
Eight Poems, Sunflower Collective, 2018
Three Poems, Tiger Moth Review, 2018
Where Carrots, Adelaide Literary Magazine, 2018


^^^ with Ranjit Hoskote, Sampurna Chattarji and Mustansir Dalvi, Kitab Khana, Mumbai 2018

SELECTED INTERVIEWS


Amy Lin, BLARB, 2020

Five Questions, Liminal, 2020
Sourav Roy, Bengaluru Review, 2020
Hayley Megan French, Semaphore, 2019
Mitchell Evenson, BLARB, 2019
Sumarlinah Raden Winoto, Boundless, 2019
Leah Jing McIntosh, Liminal, 2017



SELECTED ESSAYS


Some Thoughts On Diversity, Liminal, 2020
All the Violence Within This, Semaphore, 2020

Tourist Realism, Los Angeles Review of Books, 2019
The Next Suburb Over, Sydney Review of Books, 2018



REVIEWS OF ROBERT’S WORK


Baran Rostamian, Singapore Review of Books, 2020
Ni Fan, Limina, 2020
Chris Arnold, Westerly, 2019
Lyn Chatham, Plumwood Mountain, 2019
Alison Clifton, foam:e, 2018
Johanna Featherstone, Cordite, 2018
Philip Hall, Plumwood Mountain, 2018
Chris Arnold, Westerly, 2017




ANTHOLOGIES


Padmagandha and PEN Congress, Pune: PEN India, 2018
Of Indian Origin, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2018
Stories of Perth, Sydney: Seizure, 2018
Active Aesthetics, Sydney: Giramondo, 2016
Best Australian Poems 2013, Melbourne: Black Inc, 2013