Sunday, March 29, 2009
Christopher Watkins is a poet and songwriter. His debut volume of poems "Short Houses With Wide Porches" was published by Shady Lane Press in April 2008. His second book, a collaboration with visual artist Scott Sandell entitled "Adult Life Jackets," will be published in Spring 2009 by Deepwater Editions. Watkins has poems published or forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, Slipstream, The GW Review, Euphony, Talking River, The Southampton Review, and more. He was the Fall 2006 Writer-In-Residence at The Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida. Watkins is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program at The University of Southern Maine. As a songwriter, he has released five albums under the name Preacher Boy. His latest release is "Demanding To Be Next" (Coast Road Records). He has received a Gold Record for his songwriting work with Grammy-Winning artist
Eagle-Eye Cherry. He currently lives in Capitola, California.