Beth’s poetry books are here!

With the help of Mescalita Press, Beth’s dream of making a book of her poetry finally came true…twice!


“I have long loved Beth Wood the lyricist and award-winning folk musician. She is a solid songwriter with a powerful voice. Now she brings her voice and the magic of her lyricism to poetry. No matter what form or genre she employs, Beth’s gift of storytelling shines through. Kazoo Symphonies is simply this: great storytelling. And it’s worth every page.”   –Nathan Brown, Poet Laureate of Oklahoma 2013/14

To order a copy of Beth’s first book Kazoo Symphonies for $15 plus $2.50 for shipping:


In the follow-up to her debut poetry collection Kazoo Symphonies, Beth Wood explores deeper and more complex emotional territory. Inspired by an image from a Jane Hirshfield poem ‘Mule Heart’ in which grief and joy are carried in “two waiting baskets,” Wood seeks to find balance again and regain footing after heartbreaking loss. Ladder to the Light chronicles her journey from grief to gratitude to believing in love again—poetry as a ladder toward the light.

“Beth Wood is a courageous witness, careful perceptive notice, graceful word swimmer, and honest chronicler of soul-wrenching nights and unfathomable bliss. These poems are about how things and people echo off of other things and people, and why it matters so deeply. You will remember and recognize your own moments in her moments, and will also be taken to places you’ve never been. These constellations of words are gifts born of careful, raw, vulnerable attention to beauty, but also born of living a real life, in which things happen that we don’t choose, that tear us open and dare us to survive.” –David Lamotte, Award-winning singer-songwriter, international speaker, author of Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness










To order a copy of Beth’s second book Ladder to the Light for $15 plus $2.50 for shipping: