Poets of the Monterey Bay
|This Deep In
Poems by Charles Atkinson
Charles Atkinsons first poetry collection. The Only Cure I Know (San Diego Poets Press), received the American Book Series award for poetry; a chapbook, The Best of Us on Fire, won the Wayland Press competition. A third volume, Because We Are Men, was awarded the Sows Ear Poetry Chapbook Prize. He has published a previous collectionFossil Honeywith Hummingbird Press, and two chapbooksWorld News, Local Weather and, most recently, Skeleton, Skin and Joywith Finishing Line Press.
He has also received the Stanford Prize, the Comstock Review Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Award (SUNY Farmingdale), the Emily Dickinson Award (Universities West Press), The Ledge Poetry Prize, The Sows Ear Poetry Prize, and Garrison Keillors Poems of Gratitude Prize.
He taught writing of various sorts for 30 years at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and still resides near Santa Cruz with this wife, writer and artist Sarah Rabkin.
This Deep In by Charles Atkinson. June 2017.