About

Michael Eaton’s Bio

Grew up in Littlefield TX and ran around with Waylon Jennings little brother. In high school lived and worked in a funeral home. First came to Austin in 1960 to attend UT. One year later enlisted in the Army. After serving came back to Austin and managed the Texas Theatre on the Drag. Was there when Whitman went on his killing spree from the Tower. Before completing school, decided to go to San Francisco State University. Moved there, and became a hippie living in a commune until graduation with a Masters in Creative Writing. Then came back to Austin and became partners in a stained glass studio, a business in which my eldest son, Scott, is still involved in Houston. After two more children arrived, Jeffrey, a doctor, and Laurel, an artist,needed to make more money and became a new home salesman. Now retired. I write poetry to stay sane in an insane world.