After completing his education in Vancouver and Calgary, Walt was employed by International Petroleum Company for 11 years in Ecuador and Peru. On returning to Canada, he was 37 years in the travel field "telling people where to go," managing various agencies, and escorting worldwide tours and cruises until his retirement.
Past newsletter editor, archivist, and vice president of Victoria & Islands branch of the Canadian Authors Association, Walt currently tutors an authors' poetry group, while attempting to reconcile today's trendy "shock-type" literature with previous conventional styles. He has written seven books, a couple of plays, three musicals, and over 500 poems, technical articles and short stories published in Canada, Peru, the U.K., and U.S.A.
A lifelong love of poetry enlivens this sumptuous banquet of "Rhymes and Reasons" dating from 1927 to 2001, with nostalgic references to memorable Canadian and world events along the way. A hip trip!
Walt McConville has also written a collection of "Poems With Punch" in a book called Fiery Facets. It can be ordered from Primrose Press at 317-1236 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC, V8M 1P3, Canada, for $15.95 Can/$10.95 U.S. per copy, plus $4.00 postage and handling for the first and $2.00 for each additional book, autographed by the author.
Walt's novel Anxious In Talara is also available through Trafford Publishing.