Interviewed by Ink In Thirds

Lincoln troops

Grace Black, editor of Ink In Thirds, discovered my regard for Lincoln. She asked me some pertinent questions about writing, too. Take the link to peruse my answers!

#FeatureFriday – Robert Walton

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A Yosemite Poem in the Ekphrastic Review

Half Dome:more

I recently sat in my place beside the Tuolumne River at dawn while son Jon slumbered in the tent. I wrote a modest poem that paired up well with a Yosemite photo of his from some years back. The kid helps me get published! Thanks to editor Lorette Luzajic of the Ekphrastic Review! Here’s the link:  http://www.ekphrastic.net/ekphrastic/yosemite-tryst-by-robert-walton

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A Crow Fell

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Friend and Colleague John Miller recruited me to contribute to his teaching unit on Medieval Japan a couple of years ago. One of the tanka I wrote as an example for the students was included in the Tanka Journal # 3. Another was just published in Tanka Journal #4. A print edition is available from Prolific Press. Here’s a link to the online journal:

http://tankajournal.com/issue.php?id=7&issue=4

 

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A Conversation with Hardeep Sabharwal

on Cathedral Peak

Photo by Wayne Thompson

Poet and writer Hardeep Sabharwal recently interviewed me for his blog. It was a good conversation. His questions spurred me to think more deeply than I usually do about our shared craft. Take a peek and please comment if you wish!

https://sabharwalhardeep.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/guest-interview-with-sir-robert-walton/

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One Percent

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Photo of NYC street scene by Jon Walton

Editor Grace Black included a poem of mine in the June/July issue of Ink in Thirds. It’s a classy magazine and I appreciate the honor. You’ll have to scroll a bit.  Here’s the link:

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Vegas, Baby

Vegas pic

Sometimes a single image can lead to an extended metaphor. Vegas, Baby is a poem born of a starry night and other lines hustled right in to join the initial image. Prolific Press included it in their Summer 2016 issue of Poetry Quarterly. The link is below, though the book is pricy. I’ll let you know if the poem gets put online.

https://prolificpress.com/bookstore/poetry-quarterly-c-1/poetry-quarterly-summer-2016-p-181.html?zenid=341934f7e8d0f9606102b44fd0088725

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Big Kitty is published in Frontier Tales

Lottie Collins

One of the best things about writing is sharing friendships with your characters. Joaquin Murrieta is a friend of thirty years standing and we’ve shared nine adventures together, five of them published. I’ve got almost enough stories to make a book now, though nobody seems interested. The latest to achieve print is “Big Kitty”, in which I poke a bit of fun at the Western genre. Take a peek at Frontier Tales:

http://www.frontiertales.com/2016/06Jun/big_kitty.php

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