Jeff Walt

Art Discipline: 
San Diego, CA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Sep 18, 2017 to Sep 29, 2017

Jeff Walt was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania among a community of coal miners, bricklayers, and railroad workers. His chapbook, Soot, was awarded co-winner of the Keystone Chapbook Prize (Seven Kitchens Press, 2010). He's been awarded writing residencies from The MacDowell Colony, The Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, and Kalani Eco-village on the Big Island of Hawaii. His poems have appeared in journals such as Los Angeles Review, Alligator Juniper, The Sun, Connecticut Review, Inkwell, New Millennium Writings, Harpur Palate, and Cream City Review. Several poems from Soot were selected and scored by composer David Sisco and performed at Carnegie Hall on November 14, 2014. A poem was selected by Broadside Press for a professionally designed broadside collaboration available for download as of August 2016. Jeff is a Regional Editor with the San Diego Poetry Annual.