Walt Curtis (born July 4, 1941) is a poet, novelist and painter from Portland, Oregon. His autobiographical work, Mala Noche (1977), became the basis for Gus Van Sant's 1985 film of the same name. He was the co-founder of the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission. He has written about and championed Oregon literary figures such as Joaquin Miller, Hazel Hall, Frances Fuller Victor, and many others.
Curtis has shared the bill with many Beat Generation writers, such as Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Ken Kesey.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams declared July 1–7, 2010 "Walt Curtis Week."
- Angel Pussy (1970)
- The Erotic Flying Machine (1970)wr
- The Sunflower and Other Earth Poems (1975)
- The Mad Bombers Notebook (1975)
- The Mad Poems, The Unreasonable Ones (1975)
- The Roses of Portland (1974, poetry)
- Mala Noche (1977)
- Peckerneck Country (1978)
- Journey Across America (1979)
- Rhymes for Alice Bluelight (1984)
- Salmon Song, And Other Wet Poems (1995)
- Male Noche: And Other "Illegal" Adventures (1997)
- John Trombold and Peter Donahue (eds.): Reading Portland: The City in Prose (2006). ISBN 0-295-98677-8