Dawn Wood Poet’s Biography
Dawn Wood was born in Omagh, County Tyrone and moved to Dundee in 1986. After a career as a science lecturer, she now works as an artist and part-time tutor in medical education in Postgraduate Medical Education, at the University of Dundee. Her doctorate, Making a Third Place: the Science and the Poetry of Husbandry, was part-based at the Centre for Natural Design at Dundee Contemporary Arts. As a result of this research, she published her debut poetry collection, Quarry, which was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First collection Prize in 2008. Her poetry collections published by Templar Poetry are Quarry, Ingathering (2013), Declaration (2016) and As Mind Imagines World (2018). She has received grants from The Northern Irish Arts Council in 2016 (Flora MacDonald libretto), and Creative Scotland in 2019 (No Trees To Whisper Project), the latter in collaboration with performance duo Turning the Elements, Frances Copper and Joanna Nicholson and composer Aidan O’Rourke. Most recently, Dawn has been involved as poet/storyteller in 'Modern Chants', a project managed by Ruta Vitkauskaite and funded by Creative Scotland and PRS Foundation's Open Fund for Music Creators.
Wood, Dawn. 2018. As Mind imagines World. Templar Poetry: Derbyshire
Wood, Dawn. 2017. Soul Songs, review of debut poetry collections, Trumpet, Poetry Ireland, Issue 6, April 2017.
Wood, Dawn. 2016. Declaration. Templar Poetry: Derbyshire
Wood, Dawn. 2016. In Praise of Limestone, Review of The Irish Landscape, Peadar McArdle. Trumpet, Poetry Ireland. Issue 5, March 2016.
Wood, Dawn. 2013. Ingathering. Templar Poetry: Derbyshire
Wood, Dawn, Forbes, Ronnie and Ritchie, William. 2011. Hermes with Gift. University of Abertay Press.
Wood, Dawn. 2010. Epicureanism and the Poetics of Consumption. International Journal of Consumer Studies 34, 4 pp369-374
Wood, Dawn. 2010. Mary Ward and the Delicate Empiricism of Drawing. Conference paper presented at Ireland and Ecocriticism Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, June.
Wood, Dawn. 2010. Husbanding Animal Husbandry. Green Letters (ASLE-UK). 12 pp 49-61
Wood, Dawn. 2009. Connoisseur. Templar Poetry, Derbyshire.
Wood, Sandra Dawn. 2008. Making a Third Place: the Science and the Poetry of Husbandry. PhD thesis. University of Abertay Dundee
Wood, Dawn 2008. Quarry. Templar Poetry: Derbyshire
Poetry Commissions, Anthologies/Journals
‘No Trees To Whisper’, 2020, poetry sequence in collaboration with Turning the Elements, and associated online workshop, Scottish Book Week, 2020
‘Aleph’ in Poetry Scotland, Issue 101, Spring 2021.
‘Storm in a Teacup, Catterline’, in Scotia Extremis, 2019 eds. Andy Jackson and Brian Johnstone
‘No Clerestory’, 2016. The Scores, St Andrews University, Issue One https://thescores.org.uk/dawn-wood/
‘Zephyr’, 2016. Fairmont Hotel St Andrews. Poetry installation with George Singer, artist
‘Greenhouse’, in The Mask of Anarchy, Templar Poetry, 2016
‘Declaration’, ‘Proof’, and ‘All Saints’, 2016. In Seagate III, Discovery Press, ed. Andy Jackson
‘Split Open’, 2015. In Northwords Now, Issue 30, Autumn 2015
‘Dundee’ In Whaleback City, eds. Bill Herbert and Andy Jackson, University of Dundee Press, 2014
‘Declaration’, 2014. Auld Enemies transnational poetry collaboration, ed. Stephen Fowler
‘Litany of a Cathedral’, 2014. Poem and installation, Curate the Campus Exhibition, Hannah MacLure Centre, Dundee
‘Peter O’Toole Teaches the Emperor Some Yeats’ In Double Bill ed. Andy Jackson, Red Squirrel Press, 2013
‘Gimel’, 2013. In Northwords Now, Issue 25. Autumn 2013
‘Roslyn’, ‘Trinity Sunday’, ‘School of Body and Blood’, 2012. In Edinburgh Review, No Shouting Out, Issue 136