The photo at the right was taken in November of 2003.
Jason Lester Atkins (Les) was born in Hampton, Virginia on September 1, 1919. He attended the Huntington School of Engineering and the University of Oklahoma. He was a gunner on a Navy Torpedo Bomber during World War II. His first published story appeared in Holiday Magazine in 1950. His published poetry has appeared in The Poet's Domain, Borders, Writer's Voice, Beacon, West Virginia Review, Skipping Stones, Ripples, and The Anthology of New England Writers.
A collection of his poems about the death of six-million Jews in the German Extermination Camps during World War II was published in 2004. The title of his book is Unworthly Lives, by Mellen Poetry Press, Lewiston-Queenston-Lampeter, 2004, ISBN 0-7734-3548-4.
Listed below is a small sample of some of Les' Short Stories and Poetry. Click on any title below to read the story or poem.
Crystal Cathedral at Christmas - Added January 4, 2010
Christmas Eve 1944
The Dead Are Not Without Power
It's In The Blood
One True Day (December 7, 1941)
Ashes in the River
Biography of a Mask
The Cadence of Complacency
Flying with Icarus (Remembering Sylvia Plath)
Flying with Icarus (Remembering John Berryman)
Flying with Icarus (Remembering Ann Sexton)
Its Still Life
Jag'uars (exotic hunters)
Joseph Campbell's Angel
Langston, I've been wondering . . .
The Last Inning
"Orelena's" 100th Birthday Wish
The Other Woman
Parade of Angels
Person of the Century
Remembering Robert Lowell
Smart Ass Blue
Star Ship Journey
St. Johns Church
Symbols of Soldiering
The Travels of Mr. "E"
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