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About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins

https://www.goodreads.com/AnthonyUplandpoetWatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorI... genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty

Fetch the Pig

No, we are not eating it today take a dollar pay Mrs Jones for her corn it ate.   Drive him home and fix the fence fetch the pig and make him secure.   As anyone who has been reading … Continue reading

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On Bourbon, Again

Hear about Fat Billy? What? Caught a ball of snakes. Where? Was HE drinking? Not on bourbon.   What was he doing? Trying to get somewhere bumped into them, rattle snakes say it scared him, bad, say they was all … Continue reading

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A Stone for your Journey

I struck a stone, a foot down where there should only be sand. I will dig it out, no matter how large. I began to wonder, about stories of my childhood, Holiness preachers declaring God buried dinosaur bones to confuse … Continue reading

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Two for Ms Armantrout

After listening to a Poemtalk that featured Rae Armantrout’s The Way, I was moved to write the first poem in a rather intellectual response to her wonder poem, then, pretty much as these things happen, the second poem came to … Continue reading

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Hard Okra

I’m leaving mywordstogether as your path   crawdad holes mosquitoes slow motored boats dusty green smell old ponds hanging moss   at hard okra and seed pod trees you stand like on a bronze star   where I stood and … Continue reading

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Hoe Song

sunrise delta dawn crawfish castles on fire gumbo adds ten pounds to boots already all approaches a hundred   hard road shimmers wet mirages thick wet breaths sheets of sweat hoe against callus   white shirt white hat standing on … Continue reading

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I Cannot Ask

  I cannot ask nor they refuse its Fathers Day what do you want? I cannot ask daylong ramble up highway nowhere   shops open or closed food junk and cows   one hundred miles green boredom cardom boredom bad … Continue reading

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