BiographyWilliam John Watkins is a science fiction writer and poet. His middle-name is commonly written as Jon.
In the 1970s and 1980s he was known for novels, but in the last decade he has primarily been a poet. In 2002 he won the Rhysling Award for short poem for We Die as Angels. He has also placed or won at the Asimov's Science Fiction poll for poetry.