A parrot of irritation sits on my shoulder, pecks at my head, ruffling his feathers in my ear. He repeats everything I say, like a child trying to irritate the parent. Too much to do today: the dracena that's outgrown its pot, a mountain of bills to pay and nothing in the house to eat. Too many clothes need
On May 31, 1946, Susan Wood was born in Commerce, Texas. She received her BA from East Texas State University and her MA from University of Texas, Arlington, before continuing her graduate studies at Rice University.
Wood, who has taught high school and worked as a newspaper and magazine editor, is the author of three books of poems, Asunder (Penguin, 2001); Campo Santo (1991), which was the 1991 Lamont Poetry Selection; and Bazaar (1980). She received the Guggenheim Fellowship for poetry in 1998.
She is an associate professor of English at Rice University.