Billeter was born in Sierre, Switzerland. He was trained as a draftsman in Basel, where he first began to publish poetry. He co-founded a Literary magazine, Sphaira, which published 1962-1964.</small>
Billeter emigrated to Australia in 1966.. He settled in Sydney, where he worked as a draftsman, and began contributing to Australian magazines. He published his only collection of poetry in 1973. In 1974 he and John Jenkins founded the literary magazine etymspheres. In 1977 he edited the anthology 3 Blind Mice with Kris Hemensley and Robert Kenney.
- Sediments of Seclusion. Armadale, Vic: Contempa Publications, 1973.
- Australian Novemberies. Carlton, Vic: Paper Castle, 1978.
- Paul Celan, Breath Crystals [Atemkristal]. Paris: Brunidor, 1965; Ivanhoe, Vic: Ragman, 1973.
- Gerald Bisinger, 7 New Poems [7 neue Gedichte]. Thornhill, Southampton, UK: Stingy Artist, 1979.
- Konrad Bayer, The Head of Vitus Bering: A portrait in prose. Melbourne: Rigmarole of the Hours, 1979.
- Konrad Bayer, The Philosopher's Stone. Westgarth, Vic: Merri Creek / Nero, 1979.
- also published in Konrad Bayer, Selected Works (edited by Malcolm Green). London: Atlas, 1986.
- 3 Blind Mice (edited with Kris Hemensley & Robert Kenny). Westgarth, Vic: Rigmarole of the Hours / Ear in a Wheatfield / Paper Castle, 1977.
London: Atlas, 1986.
- Sphaira (magazine). 1962-1964.
- etymspheres: The journal from the Paper Castle (magazine). Carlton, Vic: 1973-
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Walter Billeter," Oxford Companion to Australian Literature, Answers.com, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Walter Billeter (1943- ), Australian Poetry Library, Web, Mar. 3, 2012.
- ↑ Search results = au:Walter Billeter, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 3, 2014.
- Walter Billeter in the Oxford Companion to Australian Literature.
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