Hold on to what is good - February 2014



Nancy Wood poem poster 1: Hold on to what is good


From Many Winters, 1974, by Nancy Wood


Hold on to what is good
even if it is
a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe
even if it is
a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do
even if it is
a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when
it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when
I have gone away from you.


Nancy Wood Dies at 76

Nancy passed away on March 12, 2013 at her home in Santa Fe, NM, due to cancer. She will be missed by her family, friends, literary associates, and fans. The memorial service is April 6, 2013, in Santa Fe. Please send any wild stories or fond remembrances about Nancy to info@NancyWood.com . We will share them in occasional blog posts.


School Library Journal

Santa Fe New Mexican

Lee Bennett Hopkins



University of New Mexico Acquires Nancy Wood Photographic and Literary Archives

The Nancy Wood Literary Trust is pleased to announce the University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research has acquired the photographic and literary archives of Nancy Wood. The archive includes 25,000 negatives and work prints documenting the people of rural Colorado and New Mexico in the 1970s and 1980s as well as the original manuscripts and field notes for all of her books. The Nancy Wood Literary Trust will continue to retain copyrights until 2034 when those will pass to UNM. Please visit the Center for Southwest Research's digital collection .

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