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Patrick Walsh

Author's Bio

A 1989 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a B.A. in history, I served four years as an infantry officer in the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Over the course of my training, I was one of 75 ROTC cadets from the entire country chosen to attend Ranger School; graduated on the Commandant's List from the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Ft. Benning, Georgia; earned the Basic Parachutist's Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Expert Infantryman's Badge; and received an Honorable Discharge as a captain. I received a Master's in Anglo-Irish literature from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland in 1997. A lifelong runner, I've completed eighteen marathons, including twelve consecutive Boston Marathons since 2002. My best effort to date was a 290th place finish (out of 18,000) at Boston in 2004. I live, write, and run in Princeton, New Jersey.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
The Quadrant Book of Poetry, 2001-2010 (Quadrant Publishing, 2012)
Journals:
Barrow Street, Christian Science Monitor, Chronogram, Cimarron Review, College Green, Evergreen Review, Hudson Review, Poetry New Zealand, Press, Quadrant, Spitball, The Malahat Review, The Recorder, THE SHOp, U.S. 1, War, Literature and the Arts

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Coming Into the Country by John McPhee, Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck, Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire
Favorite Books:
At Swim-Two-Birds; Down and Out in Paris and London; Dubliners; Good-Bye to All That; The Grapes of Wrath; In Search of Lost Time; Lolita; The Lord of the Rings; Moby Dick; Molloy; The Picture of Dorian Gray; War and Peace; Ulysses
Favorite Authors:
Samuel Beckett; Robert Frost; Robert Graves; Ernest Hemingway; Friedrich Holderlin; James Joyce; Philip Larkin; Vladimir Nabokov; Herman Melville; Friedrich Nietzsche; Flann O'Brien; George Orwell; Marcel Proust; Henry David Thoreau; William Shakespeare; Wallace Stevens; John Steinbeck; Jonathan Swift; J.R.R. Tolkien; Leo Tolstoy; Walt Whitman; Oscar Wilde; William Butler Yeats

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: December 20, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Irish American
Prefers to work with:
Children, Veterans
Born in:
New York, NY

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