Nancy Wood Literary Trust Donates Photographs to NM History Museum


The Nancy Wood Literary Trust is pleased to announce the donation of 16 Nancy Wood photographic prints to the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors Photo Archive in May 2018. The vintage silver gelatin prints are signed and matted and include rare portraits of life at Taos Pueblo in the 1980s.


Nancy’s photographic work is represented by the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.


Cutting Logs for Drums, Taos Pueblo, 1985
Cutting Logs for Drums, Taos Pueblo, 1985


Nancy’s Literary Family


Kate and India, 1973. Photo by Myron Wood.
Kate and India, 1973. Photo by Myron Wood.

Two of Nancy’s four children are writers. Kate Lynch is working on several manuscripts for the children’s and YA markets. India Wood has finished the manuscript of her memoir, The Dinosaur’s Daughter.

Nancy’s second husband was Myron Wood, whose photos appeared in several of Nancy’s books. Myron’s daughter from his first marriage, Margaret Wood, has written two books about her years as Georgia O’Keeffe’s caregiver: A Painter’s Kitchen and Remembering Miss O’Keeffe.


Nancy Wood Literary Trust News

We recently found a wonderful 2013 interview with Karen Lotz, president and publisher of Candlewick Press, about her work with Nancy Wood on her book, Mr. and Mrs. God in the Creation Kitchen.

The University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research’s Nancy Wood Photograph Collection has now scanned more than 400 of Nancy’s images of rural Colorado, New Mexico, the Utes, and Taos pueblo. Browse or search this visual essay of the Southwest of the 1970s and 1980s.

Carolyn McSherry, a PhD student in American studies at UNM, gave a research talk in 2012 about Nancy’s life and work after McSherry spent months processing Nancy’s archive at UNM and interviewed Nancy. McSherry’s talk explores the issues of recording vanishing ways of life and an Anglo writing poetry from the Native American perspective.

Nancy’s poetry continues to be popular worldwide. Merkmal Ltd. signed a new agreement in 2014 to continue publishing the Japanese edition of Many Winters. Many thanks to our agent in Japan, Tuttle-Mori Agency.