Michael Walter


Michael Walter is the author of numerous poetry collections, including "Humannature," "Surfaces," and "Sorts of Things of Beauty." He is also the author of a collection of humorous one-act plays, "Shorties." Michael lives in New York City.

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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Color and light shape our world and our experience. In this stunning collection, poet Michael Walter examines color and light from surprising contexts and new perspectives, and helps us appreciate how intrinsic they are to our realities.
Each Other and Other Objects
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
A kidnapping in the American South. A performance artist who mutilates his body for creative effect. An urban laundry mat, a gymnast's leap, the brutality of a changing season. In Each Other and Other Objects, a collection of 36 original poems, Michael Walter suggests that we are as limited as the labels we put on our experience – and that our experience is more dynamic than we can possibly know.
Shorties: Ten Short Funny Plays
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,880. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Plays » Gay & Lesbian
The ten short plays in “Shorties” celebrate lunacy. Here, a gay male couple debates the merits of buying a haunted house, corporate drones discuss grisly horror movies, and we meet the mysterious and caffeine-deprived force that controls Earth’s climate. Running from ten to twenty minutes, these plays are ideal for small, intimate venues – and anyone who enjoys a humorous look at the world.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The remarkable characters in Humannature, a collection of original poems by Michael Walter, press against the boundaries of the human experience: here, a vampire dances with elderly belles-of-the-ball, a man falls from a skyscraper, and a witch is tried for the murder of her lover. Hummnature is an engrossing fusion of philosophy and imagination.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
Surgery. Plant warfare. Fairy tales. Each of these finds a place in Altercations, a collection of poems by Michael Walter that explores one of life's most consistent themes: conflict. Whether by choice or by circumstance, conflict is often at the center of our daily experience, and these poems- sardonic, reflective, and hopeful- point to the necessity of staying strong throughout.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Spiritual
The poems in Surfaces are about first impressions—what we see, hear, touch, smell, taste. They are also about what those things mean to us as we move beyond our first impressions of them. Here, poet Michael Walter invites us to look at nature, eroticism, religion, and food with open curiosity and a sense of play.
Sorts Of Things Of Beauty
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Gay & lesbian
When the going gets tough, the resilient triumph. Sorts of Things of Beauty, a collection of poetry by Michael Walter, celebrates staying strong despite—or because of— personal imperfections, spiritual challenges, and the occasional romance-gone-wrong. Here, Michael Walter takes us an odyssey of personal peace and personal adventure, and joys to be found along the way.
Some People
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
Everyone here wants something. From socialites to Olympians, Some People is a collection of poetry by Michael Walter that takes us inside the worlds of a wide range of individuals. Emphasizing themes of spirituality and personal desire, these accessible poems celebrate the passion and quirkiness of the human spirit.

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