Selected published work:

“Emigrant Song” published by Harpur Palate
(nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

“A Toast” published by From Whispers to Roars

“A Haiku for Miss Clara Bay” published by From Whispers to Roars

“Aromatics” published by Typishly

“The Clock Hands of a Child” published by The Massachusetts Review

“Charlie Parker” published by DMQ Review

“Troutman Street Juxtaposed” published by Euphony

“3 Poems” published by SN Review


Read a review of Watkins’ debut volume of poems “Short Houses With Wide Porches” at Hayden’s Ferry Review


“The poems of Christopher Watkins are, at once, tender, shrewdly observed and enormously vital.”
-Baron Wormser (former Poet Laureate of Maine, a Guggenheim grant receipient, and the author of many award-winning collections of poetry.)

“Here are poems both tender and wild, ‘moist as rotting leaves,/ dank as garbage,/ ripe with life.’”
-Jeffrey Harrison (author of four collections of poetry, including The Singing Underneath, selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series.)

“The poems of Christopher Watkins are astonishing.”
-Ted Deppe (author of four collections of poetry, and the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.)