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Keith Gates: Music

John Wood

John Wood's poetry can be heard in this recording on this website:
A Pastoral Lament
John Wood

John Wood is the author of several books of poetry, including Selected Poems 1968-1998 (1999), The Gates of the Elect Kingdom (1997), and In Primary Light (1994) and a two-time winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Antaeus, the Southern Review, and elsewhere. He has also penned over a dozen volumes on photographic history and criticism, including The Photographic Arts, The Art of the Autochrome, On the Edge of Clear Meaning, and books on such contemporary artists as Jan Saudek, Luis Gonzalez Palma, and others. His books have earned awards from The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, the American Library Association and the American Photographic Historical Society. He also co-curated the Smithsonian Institution's landmark 1995 exhibition Secrets of the Dark Chamber and co-wrote the book of the same title. Wood is Editor of The Fine Arts Press, 21st Editions, recently retired from teaching, and now lives in Vermont.