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Faith is a Radical Master: New and Selected Poems

McDonald, Walt

Published by Abilene Christian University Press
ISBN 10: 0891120718 / ISBN 13: 9780891120711
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Title: Faith is a Radical Master: New and Selected ...

Publisher: Abilene Christian University Press

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Synopsis: Walt McDonald is one of America's great poets. His words bless, console, and delight. His insights astonish because he is not only an accomplished poet, but a communicator of extraordinary Christian conviction. In facing the joys and sorrows of life, he never fails to convey pathos, hope and joy. His works, no matter the particular subject at hand, demonstrate a deep hunger to know God and the ever-present evidence of grace in his life. In Walt McDonald one finds the consummate verbal artist, the finest poet ever to have come out of the American Restoration Movement. McDonald is well known in the secular world as one of the finest poets of the land. It is high time that Christians discover this gem of a poet in their midst."" Darryl Tippens Provost, Pepperdine University Co-editor, Shadow & Light: Literature and the Life of Faith.

About the Author: Walt McDonalds colorful and diverse background has created one of the most unique voices in the realm of faith and art.  McDonald was born and raised in Lubbock, TX. He married Carol Ham, who graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1956.  He joined the Air Force in 1957, served in Vietnam (1969-70) and taught English at the Air Force Academy from 1960-1962 and again from 1965-1971. He retired as major from the Air Force in 1971. He then went on to teach at Texas Tech University, where he founded their Creative Writing program in 1971.  He was the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of English from 1987 until he retired from the classroom in 2002. He continued working for Texas Tech as the Poetry Editor for Texas Tech Press. In 2001 McDonald was named the Texas State Poet Laureate. McDonald has received six awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, four Western Heritage Awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America and was named Texas Professor of the Year by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in 1992. McDonald has published more than 2,100 poems in journals, magazines and books. ACU Press joins an impressive list of other publishers that have published works by McDonald, including Ohio State University Press, University of Massachusetts Press, and University of Notre Dame Press.

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