Walt McDonald

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Walter Robert McDonald (born July 18, 1934 in Lubbock, Texas) is an American poet and former professor.[1][2][3][4] He served as Poet Laureate of Texas in 2001. In May 2002, he retired from Texas Tech University as "Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of English" and "Poet in Residence".

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After being graduated from Abilene Christian University and service in the United States Air Force in Vietnam, McDonald received a PhD from the University of Iowa.

McDonald's books of poetry include Faith Is A Radical Master and A Thousand Miles of Stars.[5] Before joining the faculty at Texas Tech University, he was a pilot in the Air Force and also taught at the Air Force Academy.

Some of his experiences as a pilot are reflected in his verses.

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