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William John Watkins

Author's Bio

William John Watkins was a member of the founding faculty at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey from which he recently retired. He has published more than 500 poems and over 100 stories in such magazines as Rhino, South Carolina Review, Hellas, Asimov’s, Cosmopolitan, and Commonweal. His hobbies are racing motorcycles off road with his son, Chad, and teaching himself to draw realistically.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Cosmic Thunder (Avon, 1996), Tracker: The Story of Tom Brown, Jr. (Prentice Hall, 1978)
Journals:
Asimov's Sci-Fi Magazine, Commonweal, Hellas, MacGuffin, Rhino Magazine, Satire
Prizes:
"We Die as Angels, and Come Back as Men", 2005 Rhysling Award "Wife of My Youth, Look Back, Look Back" 1994 Hellad Award "All My Ancestors Breathe With Me" Pushcart Nomination "Beggar in the Livingroom" Nebula Award Finalist

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
"Slaughterhouse Five", all Jeff Ford's books, especially The Shadow Year
Favorite Authors:
Jeff Ford, Sue Grafton, John Donne, Robert Frost, Leonard Cohen

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Listing last updated: April 29, 2013

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Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
No
Travels for readings?
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