Shifting positions and perceptions in a weary world at a Walt Whitman Poetry Contest in Camden, New Jersey

Whitman’s grave resides across the street where the author was born — Our Lady of Lourdes. Photo by author.


Fiction

Freedoms often collide, creating accidental martyrs in modern American

Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA. Photo by Lanis Rossi, used with permission.


Never listen to rock and roll lyrics

Photo by Trinity Kubassek from Pexels


The Appeal and the Tragedy of the South

The Sinking of The Sir Walter Scott represents a way of life that was based on medieval myths.

What makes the South so fond of its past?


Is it any wonder my grades could barely be heard above C-sharp minor?

The author in 1996, transformed from “classic” rock to “college radio” in Athens, GA. Photo by Susan Bowne.

A teenage Republican who rocks to The Who?


‘Childe’ Walter’s romantic pilgrimage winds and whines as a songless gondolier

The Grand Canal in Venice. Photo by Lanis Rossi

September 3rd, 1990
Venice, Italy


Rescue your work from sinking with these vital life preservers

Image by Mary Jane Murphy Bowne/ PowerPoint. Link.

We know that first impressions are everything, right?


Instead of being jumped by hooligans, there in the night, something comical this way came

Walthamstow Queen’s Road. Photo by Fas Khan on Unsplash. Link.

Walter Bowne

Top Writer in Humor, Satire, & Books. Editor at MuddyUm. His work has appeared in over 40 pubs. He read all of Dickens this year — 1 bucket list down.

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