The prolific poet writes at least one poem a day, does not believe in writer’s block, and does not carry a cell phone when he is writing: “I try not to take my cell phone with me. It gives me free space to think, to tease those things out, to think about a new poem or new idea or new structure." Walker told Chaney in April of 2013.
“Persona poems are poems written in the voice of someone other than the poet. Adequate research is necessary to make these poems effective.”