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.


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 .