- Cricket Weather (chapbook of poems)
- Mississippi: an American Journey (1996)
Anthony E. Walton is a black American who was born in 1960 in Aurora, Illinois. He studied at Notre Dame and Brown University. Currently, he is currently a professor of poetry and creative writing and the writer-in-residence at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.
He himself has not lived for any length of time in Mississippi, but his parents were born and grew up in Mississippi and his non-fiction work, Mississippi: An American Journey is part memoir, part history, and part travelogue as he returns repeatedly to Mississippi, the home of his parents and relatives to learn more about life in Mississippi.
He includes stories of plantation owners, sharecroppers, rednecks, and martyred civil rights workers, Mississippi novelists like Ellen Douglas, and bluesmen as well as poems he wrote. His work has appeared widely in magazines, journals, and anthologies including The New Yorker, Kenyon Review, Oxford American, and Rainbow Darkness.
- Essay in New York Times by Walton called Willie Horton and Me, 1989
- Prologue and chapter 1 online http://www.amazon.com/Mississippi-American-Journey-Vintage-Departures-ebook/dp/B001OERNRY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430155777&sr=1-1&keywords=Anthony+Walton#reader_B001OERNRY
- Book Review of Walton’s’ Mississippi by Willie Morris, 1996