Christina Watkins

Poet

My Story

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.

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How to Write a Villanelle Poem

How to Write a Villanelle Poem

‘The Way Things Are Is Large,’ is a Villanelle. This poem is not in Sky and Earth Cielo Y Tierra. 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...

How To Write a Pantoum

How To Write a Pantoum

There are three pantoums in my little book, Sky And Earth Cielo Y Tierra. 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...

How To Write a Sestina

How To Write a Sestina

How to write a Sestina It is fun and easy to write a sestina and the form allows the poet to put something up on the computer screen and play with the words. In a time of writer’s block a sestina can sometimes help the writer have something to work with. Sestina is a...

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The poems are written in free verse with excellent rhythm and compelling structure, whether you enjoy them in English, Spanish, or both. Each poem connects the reader with nature and, often lightly, with a sense of something bigger through dance, motherhood, and a subtle Religious tone. Readers who enjoy nature, dancing, and graceful prose will revel in the journey. This collection has broad appeal and a beautiful rhythm that makes each poem even more compelling when read in sequence. Watkins has composed poems that softly demand notice and deliver a lovely journey for those who read them.

– OLIVIA FARR, THE US REVIEW OF BOOKS