90pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
"Allegories of the Everyday illuminates new ground: even as death looms, Brian Walter is more lucid, richly rhythmical, wide-ranging, compassionate and (in his own phrase) 'relentlessly aware' than ever." Dan Wylie, author of Raven Games, new and selected poems
Brian Walter taught literature at the University of Fort Hare for 19 years. Later he worked in educational and community development projects in the Eastern Cape and currently mentors the Helenvale Poets and is an active member of the Ecca Poets group. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Baakens and Otherwise and Other Poems. His debut collection, Tracks, won the 2000 Ingrid Jonker Prize. He was also awarded the 1999 Thomas Pringle Award for poetry published in journals.