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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Apron Strings

“My son, you’re only twelve years old, ” she said,
“And if I let you journey into town,
Someone might cut your throat or strike you down.”
But still the boy continually pled,
Refuting points and laughing at her dread.
Though all the while she never ceased to frown,
He thought by wiles to wear her defense down.
He did, she lost, he won, and “Go, ” she said.

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