Anthony Watkins


3094 Adkins Forest Lane
Tallahassee, FL 32311
(561) 719-8627

Author's Bio

Anthony Watkins, publisher, poet, painter, and educator, lives in North Florida with his wife Suzanne and their dog.  A community teaching assistant at Penn, he gives readings and discusses poetry, as subject matter, and as life.  His work has appeared in Penumbra, Poetry Super Highway, Mockingheart Review, Stella Showcase and San Pedro River Review.

Publications he has published include Scene-Arts of the Treasure Coast, Abundance- A Harvest of Life, Literature and the Arts, Better Than Starbucks. his current projects include Poetry, Prisons, & Newsprint and Prizines.

Publications & Prizes

French Quarter Side Street (Night Heron Press, 1995)
Saturday Morning Lunch Time Blues (Night Heron Press, 1995)
Thirty More (Sleeping Bear Press, 2018)
Rusty Tractors (Sleeping Bear Press, 2015)
Blind Carafe of Wheelbarrow Rain (Sleeping Bear Press, 2014)
Warm Enough for Ice Cream (Sleeping Bear Press, 2011)
Single Buds (Sleeping Bear Press, 2010)
From the Tree Caves (Sleeping Bear Press, 2008)
High Maintenance Ways (Sleeping Bear Press, 2001)
How to See Alabama (Sleeping Bear Press, 2001)
Machines of the Mind (Sleeping Bear Press, 1999)
Out of the Soft Delta Dirt (Sleeping Bear Press, 1999)
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Muse Apprentice Guild
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Stellar Showcase
Prizes won: 

June 2013, December 2014 and April 2016 Goodreads Newsletter Poetry Contest


For some reason, P&W does not recognize this publisher, so info about Written in Darkness, (2019) book of poetry, published by Cajun Mutt Press, here:

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Graham Greene, Eudora Welty, Mark Twain, Gloria Naylor, Gertrude Stein, Emily Dickinson, Rae Armantrout, William Carlos Williams, and a few hundred more.

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Born in: 
Jackson, MS
Raised in: 
Shorter, AL
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Last update: Aug 25, 2023