The WCPA is excited to present a virtual poetry reading with Jeff Walt on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 3:00 pm. Registration is needed to join the event. Visit the Zoom registration link and fill in the form. A meeting link will be e-mailed to you.
Jeff Walt won the 2018 Frank O’Hara Prize in the WCPA’s Annual Poetry Contest. He was born in rural Pennsylvania among a community of coal miners, brick-layers, and railroad workers. His chapbook, Soot, was awarded co-winner of the Keystone Chapbook Prize and published in 2010 by Seven Kitchens Press. He’s been awarded writing residencies from The MacDowell Colony, The Djerassi Resident Artist Program, The Vermont Studio Center, Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, and Kalani Eco-village on the Big Island of Hawaii. Several poems from Soot were selected and scored by composer David Sisco and performed at Carnegie Hall on November 14, 2014. His book, Leave Smoke, was published on Oct. 1, 2019, by Gival Press. Jeff is the Program Coordinator for the Steve Kowit Poetry Prize sponsored by the San Diego Poetry Annual. Visit www.jeffwalt.com for more on our March 2021 feature.