From Street Crime to
Nature’s Bounty, His Poetry Runs the Gamut
Walter James wrote his early poetry about the dramatic and the frightening. But his more recent poems reflect more serene surroundings and contemplations such as the future of mankind. Both sides reflect the path his life has taken.
The author’s lasting impressions in The People’s Poet crystallizes into poetry that is both emotional and gripping. We read about crime and street violence one moment, and later touch on soothing scenes such as nature and the environment.
Some poems were completed after years passed, including “In Spanish Harlem,” which was written “when I felt secure enough to look back in time during that period in 1980.” His impressions have crystallized into poetry that is both emotional and gripping. All the variations come from The People’s Poet.
About the Author
Walter James is originally from New York City, where he grew up in an orphanage and visited friends in the barrio of Spanish Harlem during the pre-civil rights era. He wrote the majority of this poetry collection in 1980. He is a nationally registered respiratory therapist and holds a certified letter from a Chinese Master to teach Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan after 15 years of training. He carries a knife scar on his throat and a bullet in his hip, and credits his survival to his Chinese training. His first book is titled Autobiography of an American Orphan.