Born in De Soto County, Mississippi, 1866; died in Memphis, Tennessee,
1915. While his epic "De Soto" is a well-sustained
work, it is by the brief lyric, "Opportunity," that
Walter Malone will live in the public heart. Mr. Malone was educated
at the University of Mississippi, and took up the practice of
law in Memphis, Tennessee. He had risen to the position of judge,
an office which he had held for several years prior to his death.
This biographical note is reprinted
from The Little Book of American Poets: 1787-1900. Ed.
Jessie B. Rittenhouse. Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1915.