The Roundtable
9:05 am
Mon February 20, 2006

Paul Elisha's Interview will Bill Patrick - 11/7

Albany, NY – SOMEONE HAS APTLY SAID THAT POETS ARE BORN, NOT PAID. SERIOUSLY THOUGH, FEW POETS BECOME WEALTHY FROM THEIR CRAFT, SO DAY JOBS ARE IMPORTANT TO MOST OF THEM. POET WILLIAM PATRICK HAS FOLLOWED A MOST UNPOETIC CAREER, WIELDING A BUSY PEN AS A NOVELIST, TV SCRIPT WRITER AND MOST RECENTLY, AS A REPORTER. HE SPENT A YEAR, IN TROY, NEW YORK, RIDING WITH THE COLLAR CITY'S FIREMEN AND EMT'S ON THEIR HAZARDOUS AND OFTEN GRISLY ROUNDS. OUT OF WHICH HAS COME A COMPELLING BOOK.

THE ROUNDTABLE'S PAUL ELISHA HAD INTERVIEWED PATRICK ALMOST A YEAR AGO, ON 'A BARD'S-EYE VIEW BUT THAT WAS ABOUT A BOOK OF POEMS. THOUGH HARDLY POETIC, HIS LATEST OPUS SEEMS TO HAVE MADE AN EVEN STRONGER IMPRESSION. PAUL QUERIED HIM ABOUT HIS MANY CREATIVE VENTURES.


WILLIAM PATRICK'S LATEST BOOK IS "SAVING TROY. A YEAR WITH FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS IN A BATTERED CITY." IT'S PUBLISHED BY HUDSON - WHITMAN PUBLISHERS.