R. D. Wood is of Malayalee and Scottish descent and identifies as a person of colour. He has had work published or that is forthcoming from Southerly, Jacket2, Best Australian Poetry, JASAL and Foucault Studies. His most recent collection of poems is Land Fall



Watching the Curry Van at Margaret River Mouth
                the council dousing
                the frailty of
                cretaceous acne,
the river effervescent
          looms, bodies bristle,
where our identities pale