Christina Watkins

ABOUT

Christina Watkins

Poet

Christina Watkins B.A. M.Div. teacher, soul friend, pilgrim, poet. I was born in Southern Ontario, Canada. Since I married my husband, who is a geologist, I have lived in Australia, Toronto, Mexico, Northern Ontario, Northern Quebec, Colorado, Arizona, and British Columbia. I have always and still do love to walk and hike and dance, listen to music and write poems, to read and go to the movies and attend theatrical or musical productions. I am a life long learner and life long teacher, I hope.

Poetry Books

Poems For The Journey

Poems for the Journey

This collection of poems tells stories about a few people and events which have been formative in the poet’s life. Carefully selected and told from the poet’s heart, these poems invite readers to consider their own personal formative experiences with people, places and events.
Poems Poemas - Christina Watkins

Poems~Poemas

These are simple poems about significant feelings and the coming to new consciousness in a particular woman’s life. The poems invite the reader’s own reflections and also rereading. The way the poems are presented, Spanish on the left hand page and English on the right, enhance the wide spiritual and reflective circles of the poems.

Latest Media

This Week in America Podcast

Christina Watkins on This Week In America Podcast

by Ric Bratton

In the latest episode of This Week In America With Ric Bratton, Christina Watkins, talks about her latest books, “Poems for the Journey” and “Poems~Poemas”. These collections of poems tell stories about a few people and events which have been formative in Christina’s life. The poems invite readers to consider their own personal formative experiences with people, places and events.

Latest Blogs

Diamonds and Sutras – a Sestina Poem

Diamonds and Sutras – a Sestina Poem

DIAMONDS AND SUTRAS: A Sestina, written June 21, 2013.Read my tutorial on how to write a Sestina here. I hope you will enjoy it.Some people make their fortunes finding diamonds.Others practice knowledge of the sutras.Everyone loves listening to stories.Many forget...

How to Write a Villanelle Poem

How to Write a Villanelle Poem

‘The Way Things Are Is Large,’ is a Villanelle. I like writing poems that have some form. It helps get me started with words on the page. Two strong lines about things the poet cares deeply about give energy for finding the other lines. For a while this poem was...

How To Write a Pantoum

How To Write a Pantoum

There are three pantoums. Here is one: East Says East says set the second half of life aside for ecstasy.What better prospect than to be a dancer?Some say St. Paul was reading in the roadside shadeI have begun to feel the urge to drown my books.What better prospect...