Eric Walter received a BA in Theater from Reed College in 1983 and spent many years working as an actor, director, and producer in Oregon, North Carolina, and Colorado. He began writing poetry while attending a workshop at Duke University in 1992. Since then he has published six books, the most recent of which is Moves Between Worlds. These far-ranging collections of poetry and short prose chronicle the author's travels in diverse landscapes, from arctic Alaska to the jungles of Yucatán, from the deserts of Utah to the shores of the Peloponnese. He is currently at work on a new collection of poems distilled from recent experiences in the Kingdom of Cambodia. A musician who is largely self-taught, Walter has performed with numerous bands and eclectic ensembles including The Open Rangers, Jawbone, Switchback, Blue Holler Boys, and Indalo Wind. As a solo artist, he has produced two albums of instrumental music (Ruin Sky and Hawk's Reply) and worked professionally as a wedding musician and dance class accompanist. He has created soundtracks for theater, dance, video, and spoken-word projects. Walter has shared his poetry and music with admiring audiences throughout the American west, and on radio and television. He currently makes his home in the Ash Creek watershed in northwestern Oregon.