Walter Cummins

                       Walter Cummins

Death Cancer Madness Meaning

Knowing Writers

Telling Stories: Old & New

Habitat: Stories of Bent Realism

The Lost Ones

The End of the Circle

Local Music

Serving House Books

The Literary Explorer

Writers on the Job

Amazon Author Page

Essays on Zeteo Journal

Co-Publisher, Serving House Books
Emeritus Professor of English, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Faculty member,
FDU MFA in Creative Writing
Faculty Member, MA in Creative Writing & Literature for Educators

Editor Emeritus, The Literary Review


Walter Cummins has published seven short story collections: Witness, Where We Live, Local Music, The End of the Circle, The Lost Ones, Habitat: Stories of Bent Realism, and Telling Stories: Old & New. His new essay collection, Death Cancer Madness Meaning, came out in 2019. His collection of essays and reviews, Knowing Writers, was released in 2017. Early in his career, two novels, A Stranger to the Deed and Into Temptation, were paperback originals.

In addition to the books, Cummins has published more than 100 stories—as well as memoirs, essays, and reviews—in such magazines as Kansas Quarterly, New Letters, Other Voices, Crosscurrents, Florida Review, Arts & Letters, South Carolina Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Virginia Quarterly Review, Bellevue Literary Review, da Cunha, and Confrontation, and on the internet.

The book version of The Literary Explorer, written with Thomas E. Kennedy, was released in 2005. A study of the impact of TV on life in the U.S., Programming Our Lives: Television and American Identity, written with George Gordon, was published by Praeger in 2006.