Keith Walker grew up in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina, where he majored in English at Wofford College. In New York City, he graduated from NYU in clinical social work and has been a therapist for many years. Now in Maine for 35 years, he still eats grits for breakfast.


He’s been a studio potter, co-founded the Portland Zen Meditation Center in 1994, and completed the Spiritual Guidance program at Shalem Institute in Washington, DC. A handful of poets and poems have changed Keith’s life, and poetry is the best way he’s found to explore his experience of being and share it with others.

Keith Walker

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