Poetry Books by Eric Walter
Moves Between Worlds
“These poems depict an aching for union with the natural world, to read an older system of meaning, and to find ourselves within those songs of memory. It's a desire that bridges ritual and conversation, insisting that mere observation – the insight of one man or woman, or the effort of lifetimes – can touch the sacred.”
-- Gordon Dahlquist (Author of The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters)
"Eric Walter is one of the most gifted lyric poets in America. These are poems composed to last and to be read around campfires."
-- Philip Woods (Author of Lucid Dreaming and A Small Grace)
Bee Gods and Mad Kings
A lively collection inspired by mysterious Mayan ruins, exotic wildlife, and the sun-drenched Caribbean.
Wordrunner Chapbooks, A Dirt Angel Edition ©2006.
$10.00 (Includes S&H)
Sounds from the Old Lodge
A meditative collection of wilderness poems from arctic Alaska, the Pacific northwest, and the mountain west. Includes the prize-winning poem, "In a Pool of Winds."
Castle Rock Publishing ©2004.
$12.00 (Includes S&H)
"Eric Walter’s poems put our feet on the ground, put us in his place, put us in our place. Each of his words is a footstep into the mystery of becoming fully where we are. I love these poems and consider them part of my life support system, part of the beauty of our world." -- Karen Chamberlain (Author of Desert of the Heart)
The Logic of Broken Country
"These poems evoke the physicality of being 'turned into something that belongs' to the desert—the exhilaration of weathering cold and rain, the fiery summer heat—in a spare, direct, sharply-honed vocabulary. At the same time they reveal the poet’s attentiveness to the complexity of broken country, to the tapestry of voices and stories which haunt unbuilt landscapes. These poems about a spirit’s questing are also moment from real life out there."
--Ann Weiler Walka (Author of Waterlines and Walking the Unknown River and Other Travels in Escalante Country)
"The aborigines believe the world was sung into existence. With the right eyes and ears you can see and hear this original song in the sacred stone. Eric Walter hears that song with a rare devotion. To read him is to experience an elevation of spirit. It is because he knows these songs in his feet that allows him to sing them so well."
--Philip Woods (Author of The Good Journey and Original Mind)
All Manner of Wild
"The poems in All Manner of Wild are as sharp as a carving blade. They deftly peel away the constricting layers of our false belief in a human existence separate from the earth’s wild systems. These poems are a map of re-entry into the landscape of wild wholeness. They rise up from the Alaskan tundra in tender fury and fall in a deluge from the northern sky. They are poems that could be worn as boots or a sturdy pack; they are chants for walking, singing, starting fires, and surviving. All Manner of Wild is a journal of attentiveness, a travelogue of seeing, a net sewn with wild sounds; it would be wise for us to listen." --John Kain