Prolific writer Alan Watts to launch latest poetry book – Yass Tribune

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Yass Valley Writers member Alan Watts is set to launch his latest book at Tootsie on August 26.

POETRY LOVER: Alan Watts, author and member of Yass Valley Writers, will be launching is latest book at Tootsie on August 26 at 2pm. Photo: Photo: Kim Pham.

Yass Valley Writers member Alan Watts is set to launch his latest book at Tootsie on Saturday, August 26 at 2pm.

Watts will be joined by group coordinator Jane Baker to launchThe tracks we leave,his ninth published book.

The book consists of selected poems from his years of writing. Itcovers a range of topics from mans early settlement in Mungo, NSW, through to the advent of thecomputer.

His style is varied (conventional or prose poetry) and he adopts a style to best suit thetopic. The poems also cover: nature; the interactions between moon, music and mood;philosophies, romance and human nature.

When asked why he writes, Watts said he needed a change from the rigor involved in mathematics.

Watts wasa mathematics teacher who became a mathematics consultant in retirement. He said he needed some creative activity in his life, which he had found inpoetry.

Watts is a poet and a 15-year member of Yass Valley Writers.He has a life-long love of poetry and still quotes poetry learnt in his school years.

The 79-year-old said he regardedYass as his literary home.

He considers his approach to writing as one of smorgasbord.

He has been in a number of writersgroups and has had poems published in magazines and newspapers. His work has been read in public, at meetings and on radio stations.

His published work consists of sevenbooks about poetry and one novel:

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