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Walt Peterson

Walt PetersonLiterature • Writer

Walt Peterson has several collections of poetry including Rebuilding the Porch (Nightshade Press, 1990) and Image/Song (Seton Hill University, 1994) and a collaboration with the sculptor James Shipman. Walt is the winner of the 1998 Acorn-Rukeyser Award from Unfinished Monument Press of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His latest book, In the Waiting Room of the Speedy Muffler King, was published in the fall of 1999. In addition, he has had short fiction and nonfiction articles and photographs published. He has worked as a teacher for the Pittsburgh Public Schools and has taught writing in places as diverse as Arcadia, California, and Cracow, Poland. Also a former construction worker, Walt is currently a consultant for the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project and the International Poetry Forum. He frequently does volunteer work and enjoys restoring rusty British sports cars and sailing. He has helped raise two sons, Kevin and Eric.

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