WorldCat Identities

McDonald, Walter

Overview
Works: 50 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 8,214 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Study guides  Pictorial works  Fiction  Local history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.A2914, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Walter McDonald
 
Most widely held works by Walter McDonald
A Catch-22 casebook by Frederick T Kiley( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the noise of Saigon by Walter McDonald( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burning the fence by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counting survivors by Walter McDonald( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of brothers : stories from Vietnam by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flying Dutchman by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blessings the body gave by Walter McDonald( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rafting the Brazos by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night landings : poems by Walter McDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The digs in Escondido Canyon by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whatever the wind delivers : celebrating west Texas and the near Southwest : photographs of the Southwest Collection by Walter McDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All that matters : the Texas plains in photographs and poems by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posts during a blizzard; cows grazing during a rain storm; kids following the railroad tracks in search of flattened pennies; ranch hands sitting down to rattlesnake chili; the moon rising over a crowded football stadium; and old men slapping mosquitoes as they fish - are so real they are palpable. Together the photographs and poems are much more than the sum of their parts. All That Matters is a multidimensional tableau of what it took to settle these plains
All occasions by Walter McDonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 65 poems in this book are about a boy who later flies as an Air Force pilot, who marries a woman, who goes home after a war and discovers with friends and family what was meant by "All occasions invite His mercies, and all times are His seasons."
Climbing the divide by Walter McDonald( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caliban in blue, and other poems by Walter McDonald( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great lonely places of the Texas Plains by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lasting tribute to the land that bore a state photographer and state poet laureate. Clarity, focus, and startling detail are the stuff of lasting images--in poetry or photography. It is all about beholding, about taking in what is ours to absorb--if only we will. Little can overwhelm the senses more than our great lonely plains, expanses of sky and horizon so enormous that sometimes composition gets lost in between. Who better, then, to illuminate what would elude us than a native state photographer and native state poet laureate? Although Meinzer and McDonald have both devoted careers to seeing and celebrating these plains, garnering significant honors and awards along the way, neither had realized how much his work spoke to the other's. Now seventy-seven pairs of poems and color photographs testify to the kinship of poet, photographer, and all of us who inhabit their territory. Selected from hundreds of photographs and poems, these pairs show surprising harmony of vision and insights about the vast, wide plains, their dramatic colors, and the calm, vigorous people who thrive beneath their sprawling skies, accepting the risks and splendor of it all
Where skies are not cloudy by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand miles of stars by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A West Texas starscape, stunning by any measure, is emblematic of Walt McDonald's plains. A lifelong celebration culminates in this, his best-and perhaps last-collection of new poems. At seventy, the poet affirms, we live by the mystery of grace even as we watch familiar stars blink out at dawn. For he believes "God knows we are dust / and counts our steps." In "Leaving the Middle Years," he writes, "At our age, / every day is grace and every breath / a blessing. Life is grass, stunningly brief / but abundant in so many ways." Walt writes about heroes-a mother who taught tumbling; family and friends gone to war; the brave at home who heal or console; others who rescue from war zones as many children as they can. Heroes, too, are those whose fidelity and joy find faces in these poems
Anything, anything by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas stories & poems by Walter McDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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McDonald, Walter

Walt McDonald American writer

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English (69)

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A band of brothers : stories from VietnamThe flying DutchmanBlessings the body gaveThe digs in Escondido CanyonWhatever the wind delivers : celebrating west Texas and the near Southwest : photographs of the Southwest CollectionAll that matters : the Texas plains in photographs and poemsGreat lonely places of the Texas PlainsA thousand miles of stars