Personal. Dr. Charles A. Stone is (in no special order) a retired professor, a poet, and an entrepreneur. He has been widely published in the medical literature and served in executive capacities on many regional and national organizations. His poetry has been published in various journals and anthologies. While he would never be accused of following rhyme and rhythm too closely in his writing, he has experimented with form and classic meter. In this latter regard, he devised a form (trimeric – rhymes with limerick) of which several examples constitute one of the pages on this site. He has been nominated for a pushcart prize (2009), has been awarded three poet laureate titles: Senior Texas 2010, Native American 2011, and AIPF 2014.
This Site. Dr. Stone posts a poem each week – they appear under the Weekly Poems button to your right. They remain there for a month or so, and then some few are moved to Permanent Archives under headings corresponding to their main themes. You may comment on the poems during their month of posting; once archived, comments are more difficult. Remember, though, that comments may be visible to the public (at the good doctor’s discretion), so don’t be scatological! Also, remember the constraints imposed by copyright laws when publishing excerpts from poems or other writing on this site.
Various publications by Dr. Stone are listed under Publications/Books on this site; broad categories of publication are nonfiction, poetry and short stories (one for now, more coming). Each entry (except short stories) is linked to the home page of Leaning Tree Adventures, a Dr. Stone enterprise, where hard copies may be purchased.
The Musings button leads to a collection of miscellaneous quips from Dr. Stone’s busy mind.