From Literary Agent to Poet: Reviving Classical Form
Brian Wood a literary agent who lives in Vancouver, B.C. joins Enterprise Radio. He worked as a local buyer for Chapters and then Indigo and is now one of the top Sports literary agents in Canada.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is working in association with the Author Channel.
- Tell us a little about yourself- when did you first begin writing?
- When did you realize that poetry was the form of writing you excelled in?
- You’ve had two collections of poetry published now. How does your work as a literary agent help you as a writer of poetry?
- Your first book Winter Walk introduced readers to your classical style of poetry- focusing on rhyme and meter. What is it about that form vs post modern poetry that you prefer?
- Weekend Getaway at Generic Hotel is an interesting title for your second book – what is the focus of this new work?
Brian Wood started out in the book industry working for Prospero Books (now part of Indigo) in Ottawa and Toronto. In 1999, he became the regional book buyer for all of the Coles stores in B.C.
In 2001, he became the Western Regional buyer for all of the large format stores ( Chapters, Indigo) in B.C. He pursued full time work as a literary agent after leaving Indigo.
He married his publicist Rachel in July of 2013. His first book was Winter Walk and his second one is titled Weekend Getaway at Generic Hotel both available on Amazon.
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