Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Walt McDonald


All Occasions. (U of Notre Dame Press, 2000).

Blessings the Body Gave. Ohio State UP, 1998.

Counting Survivors. U of Pittsburgh P, 1995.

Where Skies Are Not Cloudy. U of North Texas P, 1993.

All That Matters: The Texas Plains in Photographs and Poems. Texas Tech UP, 1992.

The Digs in Escondido Canyon. Texas Tech UP, 1991.

Night Landings. Harper & Row, 1989.

After the Noise of Saigon. U of Massachusetts P, 1988.

Rafting the Brazos. U of North Texas P, 1988.

The Flying Dutchman. Ohio State UP, 1987.


A Band of Brothers: Stories from Vietnam. Texas Tech UP, 1989.


"Old Pets." Poetry 172.5 (1998): 276.

"After the Madness of Saigon." JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 280.6 (1998): 492l.

"The Waltz We Were Born For." First Things 81 (1998): 27. "Uncle Earl's Wind River Ranch." London Review of Books (UK) 19.2 (1997): 30.

"After the Fires We Once Called Vietnam" & six others. The Missouri Review 20.3 (1997), 42-53.

"Spitfire" and "Crossing the Road." The Sewanee Review 104.1 (1996): 38-40.

"Anniversary: One Fine Day." The American Scholar 65.3 (1996): 416.

"Jogging with Oscar." The Southern Review 32.4 (1996): 637-638.

"Rembrandt and the Art of Mercy." New England Review 16.3 (1994): 68.

"Nights Without Rockets." The Georgia Review 47.3 (1993): 562.

"Seconds of Free Fall and Chaos." The American Scholar 62.2 (1993): 260.

"The Digs in Escondido Canyon" and "Wishing for More than Thunder." Poetry 160.4 (1992): 187-188.

"Heirlooms." The Atlantic Monthly 270.5 (1992): 108.

"Digging on Hardscrabble" and "Goat Ranching on Hardscrabble." The Paris Review 115 (1990): 51-54.

"Starting a Pasture." Poetry 157.3 (1990): 151-152.

Also, until late October 1999, two poems from Blessings the Body Gave can be seen in the archives of Poetry Daily

Poems also in Christianity and Literature, First Things, The Formalist, Image, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, New York Review of Books, Prairie Schooner, and TriQuarterly.


Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award for Blessings the Body Gave, 1998.

Three National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Awards for All That Matters, 1993; The Digs in Escondido Canyon, 1992; and Rafting the Brazos, 1990.

Two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, 1989, 1984.

The Juniper Prize for After the Noise of Saigon, U of Massachusetts P, 1988.

George Elliston Poetry Prize for The Flying Dutchman, Ohio State & U of Cincinnati), 1987.

Four Texas Institute of Letters Awards.

Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of English, Texas Tech University

Poet in Residence, Texas Tech University

Texas Professor of the Year, 1992 (CASE)


Ronald Baughman. "Walter McDonald," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Documentary Series.

An Illustrated Chronicle, Volume Nine: American Writers of the Vietnam War. Detroit: A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book, Gale Research Inc., 1992. 215-274.

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