Nebraska Authors

Rex Walton

Born 1947 Upland, CA (USA)

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A poet and long time member of the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association (NLHA), Rex worked with aspiring writers in the "Writers Write!" program through the NLHA. He organized “Poetry at the Moon”, a weekly series at Crescent Moon Coffee in Lincoln hosting over 250 readings with many writers from across Nebraska and Iowa.
In 2015, Rex and Tom Franti began a weekly writing class at the Feast Program of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, a transition program for prisoners. Beginning in January 2016, Rex managed a new monthly Songwriter/Writer series at Mo Java Café in the University Place area of Lincoln. He also organized a monthly reading and workshop series at Red Path Gallery in Seward.
Rex also works in two different writing groups at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Places Lived

Norfolk, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Short Stories


High School and eight years of college credits


Electronics Technician

Places Worked

United States Postal Service


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 16 January 2011
Nebraska Arts Council Artistic Achievement Award in Literary Arts, 2017


Nebraska Literary Heritage Association


Work represented in:
Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry. 2007. (contributor)

Poetry published in:
Plains Song Review

His January 2011 Ames Reading Series presentation can be viewed at 57 minutes in the video:

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