Wayne Edwards is a native Texan, graduate of Texas A&M University (1957) and a retired Air Force officer.  He retired from his position as the US Air Force's nuclear security inspector in 1977. He lives, with his wife Ruth, on a fish farm in Texas in an underground house he built himself.  Wayne was born in Houston and graduated from Caldwell High School.

Wayne didn't start writing poetry until after he had obtained senior citizen status. He has published sixteen paperback books of illustrated rhyming poetry, has drawn cartoons for five Texas newspapers and has been published in Reader's Digest and the Saturday Evening Post. He makes school visits and entertains at group functions.  He is a Storyteller for the George Bush Presidential Library where he reads his poetry and shows his cartoons to hundreds of school children of all ages. (See “The Family Poet Reading at the Bush Library, Oct 2013.”)  Over a thousand of Wayne's poems and illustrations can be found on his web site, www.familypoet.com.

Wayne was awarded an honorable mention in the 2011 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest; he was a featured member on Comic Wonder in october 2008; he was a finalist in the 2005 Writer’s Digest Writer’s Web Site Contest; and he received the People’s Choice Award in the 2005 Bosque Conservatory Second Annual Books on the Bosque.

See Wayne’s books and where to purchase them on the “Bookstore” page.



See “The Poetry of Wayne Edwards.”

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