Watermelon Seeds

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iUniverse, Apr 15, 2011 - Poetry - 192 pages
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT John Igo of San Antonio College, was a noted poet (he published 12 books on poetry), was an Emmy Award winner, had a San Antonio Library Branch named after him, has been called a literary treasure of San Antonio College, and often read my poetry. In those days, we both taught at San Antonio College. He taught English and I taught Economics. His office was on the 5th floor of the Moody Learning Center and mine was on the 7th. As soon as I finished a poem, if I felt it was worthy of him, I would run down the stairwell two floors and let him read it. In general, he said the style of my poetry reminded him of Emily Dickinson. I was so astonished by the comment that I never asked him to explain. If you find a little of Emily in my poetry, and I certainly hope you do, remember John Igo discovered it first. No matter what you meant, John, thank you, thank you so much.

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David Thomasson is an award winning poet and is the author of two novels: The Ghost of Hollering Woman Creek (a ghost story from Texas in the 1850’s) and Blood in His Boots (a Western set in Texas in the 1870’s). See all his work and talk to him on his website at www.davidthomasson.com

I was born in 1939 in Tarrant County, Texas, in a cabin on the banks of Village Creek My uncle Ruben Gardner rode a horse to get the doctor from nearby Arlington. At the age of six, I moved to Decatur, Texas. I graduated from The University of Texas, Texas Christian University, and the University of Houston. For forty years, I taught economics at the University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and San Antonio College. I retired from San Antonio College in 2006. During my years of teaching, I was a writer of poetry. Poems in this book were written starting in 1975 and the last in 2011. The Civil War Poetry was all written in November and December 2010. I currently live in San Antonio with my lovely wife Celine and mixed terrier Rio (both are well loved).

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