An experienced poet, Wallenstein’s first of nine poetry collections came out in 1964. In the 1970s, he began to incorporate music into the recordings of his poetry, collaborating with musicians such as saxophonists Arthur Blythe and Charles Tyler, and pianist John Hicks. In recent years, Wallenstein's poetry also found an international audience when he worked with artists Serge Pesce in France and Massimo Cavalli in Portugal.
Wallenstein currently performs in New York City with pianist Adam Birnbaum and french horn artist Vincent Chancey.
Wallenstein’s poetry reading comes to Newtonville Books on Thursday, July 14, at 7:00pm.