Nancy C. Wood (1936-2013) lived in Colorado and New Mexico for 55 years after a Catholic childhood in New Jersey. The wilderness and Native American spirituality of the Southwest inspired her life view and profound poetry. She wrote 28 books and won numerous awards, including a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lee Bennet Hopkins Poetry Award, and the International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice Award. Her poems are popular worldwide. The Selected Poems of Nancy Wood will be released in 2017.
A bizarre and wondrous 17-page biography of Nancy Wood appears as the introduction to Eye of the West. Buy the book and support her rebellious legacy.
- Independent Publisher Book Awards (the IPPYs) for best Mountain West regional fiction (2013)
- Zia Award for The Soledad Crucifixion (2013)
- Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Photography Book from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (2008)
- Western Writers of America Spur Award (2005)
- Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award (2005, 1998)
- Zia Award (2005)
- Frank Waters Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
- Lee Bennett Hopkins Children's Poetry Award (1994)
- National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Literature (1987)
- Pulitzer Prize Nominee for musical adaptation of poetry (1976)
Nancy supported or worked with a range of arts, literature, and history organizations over the years. Please click on them to learn more.