poet Gregory Woods federal district court judge Gregory Howard Woods Gregory Howard Woods Gregory Woods (born in 1953 in Egypt) is a British poet. He was the Chair in Gay and Lesbian Studies at Nottingham Trent University from 1998 to 2013. He is the author of five books of literary and LGBT Studies criticism, and seven poetry collections. He is the cousin of BBC Radio 4 Today Programme presenter Justin Webb. However, Webb's father, Peter Woods (journalist), is not related to Gregory Woods.