Walt Curtis (born July 4, 1941) is a poet, novelist and painter from Portland, Oregon. His autobiographical work, Mala Noche (1977), became the basis for Gus Van Sant's 1985 film of the thesame name. He was the co-founder of the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission. He has hosted the poetry radio show "Talking Earth" at KBOO past 1971. He has written more or less and championed Oregon researcher figures such as Joaquin Miller, Hazel Hall, Frances Fuller Victor, and many others.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams stated July 1–7, 2010 "Walt Curtis Week."