Christopher Watkins

February 11, 2008

watkins-web-shot.jpgShady Lane Press has contracted with Christopher Watkins to publish Short Houses With Wide Porches. Christopher Watkins is a poet and songwriter. His poems are  appearing or have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The GW Review, SlipstreamEuphony, Talking River, and Red Rock Review, among others. He was the Fall 2006 Writer-in-Residence at The Kerouac House. He 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 and has received a Gold Record for his songwriting work with Grammy-winning artist Eagle-Eye Cherry. He was raised in Iowa, Michigan, Italy and Washington and his lived with his missus, visual artist Amy Marinelli, in California, Ireland, Colorado, Illinois, and New York. This is his first poetry collection. Publication date: March 2008

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