Author Biography

Carol Wood Carol Wood is a harpist and a Professor of Medieval Literature at McNeese University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She has published, lectured, and performed widely on the harp, has given recitals from Houston to Paris, and formerly played with the Lake Charles Symphony. Her recent book, The Chaucer Songbook (Mel Bay), collects eighteen songs mentioned by Chaucer or related to his works and includes introductory chapters on the harp in Chaucer's works and in other literature of the Middle Ages, as well as information about actual harpers in England in the fourteenth century and extensive notes to the songs in the collection. A CD of the songs is included with the book and is also available separately under the Eroica label.
Professor Wood is married to poet and photo-historian John Wood; they have one son, Dafydd.

Ms. Wood can be reached at:


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