McDonald, Walt

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McDonald, Walt Gender: M
Walter Robert Mcdonald
born on 18 July 1934 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Lubbock, Texas, 33n35, 101w51
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°29' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°09 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°00'


American poet and former professor, who 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".

After graduating from Abilene Christian University and serving 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. 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate [1].


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Poet Laureate of Texas, 2001)