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Christopher Watkins

Author's Bio

Christopher Watkins’ debut collection of poetry, “Short Houses With Wide Porches,” was published by Shady Lane Press in 2008. He was the Kerouac House Writer-In-Residence in Fall of 2006. He has been the recipient of a writer’s grant from the Vermont Studio Center. He holds a Creative Writing/Poetry degree from the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of the critically acclaimed wine blog “4488: A Ridge Blog.”

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Short Houses With Wide Porches (Shady Lane Press, 2008)
Anthologies:
In Our Own Words (MW Enterprises, 2006), In Our Own Words (MW Enterprises, 2003)
Journals:
DMQ Review, Euphony, George Washington Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, Red Rock Review, Redivider, Skyline Magazine, Slipstream, SNReview, Talking River Review, TSR The Southampton Review

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Ruining The New Road by William Matthews, The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary by Red Pine, Mountain Home: The Wilderness Poetry of Ancient China by David Hinton
Favorite Authors:
Han-Shan William Matthews John Fante Carson McCullers Raymond Carver Nelson Algren James Wright Knut Hamsun Basho Jack Kerouac William Faulkner Gary Snyder Fyodor Doestoyevsky Pablo Neruda Jim Thompson Kurt Vonnegut Issa Toni Morrison James Baldwin Charles Bukowski Flanery O' Connor Robert Lavett Smith Jeffrey Harrison Baron Wormser Ted Deppe D. Nurkse Tim Seibles T.S. Eliot Dylan Thomas David Berman Li-Po

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Listing last updated: July 12, 2012

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