William B. Watterson

Rookie - 18 Points (23 August 1943)

Biography of William B. Watterson

Retired English professor.
A.A. Gardner-Webb University;
B.S., M.A. Appalachian State University;
Graduate study at Harvard University, Purdue University, Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of New England.

Forty-four years teaching in several colleges and secondary schools. Named Outstanding English Teacher of the Year in 2001 by the North Carolina English Teachers Association. Hobbies include reading; writing poetry; travel; working out at the YMCA; watching major league baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves.

William B. Watterson's Works:

Carolina Voices,1983 [Edited anthology of North and South Carolina poets]

Hemlocks and Balsams,1980's/1990's [Associate Editor]

Numerous poems published in various journals, including Hemlocks and Balsams, Firelands Review, Cambric Poetry Project Two, Cold Mountain Review, North Carolina English Teacher, North Carolina Education Magazine, and Poetry Magazine.

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We sat in a weathered shack
Secure in our adolescent dreams,
Playing at cards and life.
Paper-winged cicadas sang
In the white pines,
While bullfrogs droned
By the gray-green pond.
Catfish broke with a splash
The shining mirror, and sleek

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