We were very honored to have Cal Atwood as our keynote speaker for the February EABC meeting. Cal is a WWII veteran and Amelia Island resident with an extremely interesting past and plenty of great stories. As you can see by his bio he has been around the block a few times and has graciously agreed to speak to our group. Cal gave a very interesting an poignant talk that was captured on the accompanying video. We’re sure you will enjoy watching it.
Calvin Atwood’s poems have appeared in The New York Times, Leatherneck Magazine, International Poetry Review, The Texas Quarterly, The Crucible, Southern Poetry Review, The Golden Horn, Tar Heel Magazine, Pembroke Magazine and the Fernandina Beach News-Leader. He has served as President of the North Carolina Poetry Society and the Georgia State Poetry Society. He has been poet-in-residence for the North Carolina Arts Council. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and was wounded in combat on Iwo Jima. He holds degrees from Lawrence University and Columbia University. He has taught and worked in school administration at the Sidwell Freinds School in Washington, D.C., at Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey, at the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and at Emory University in Atlanta. He lives today on Amelia Island with his wife Carol Ann. He is the father of Wayne (deceased), Todd, and Nathan, and Laura and Bill Horton.