About David Watts author of Having and KeEping
David Watts grew up in Texas, thus the scattered references throughout this work to the characteristics of the terrain and subtle tonalities that capture the personalities of the people there. The “can do” attitude that characterized his family helped him to move forward into many fields, medicine, classical music, scientific invention, radio and television hosting and production, and finally, after mid-life, to become a poet and a writer.
His literary credits include seven books of poetry, two collections of short stories, a mystery novel, a best-selling western and several essays. He has received awards in academics, medical excellence, television production and for the quality of his writing. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Professor of Poetry at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco. He lives in California with his wife and two sons.