WILLIAM B. PATRICK’s four nonfiction books include Saving Troy, a chronicle of a year spent riding along with the professional firefighters and paramedics of the Troy, NY Fire Department’s 1st Platoon, and The Call of Nursing: Stories from the Front Lines of Health Care, a Studs Terkel-like collection of occupational profiles. He has also published three collections of poetry, including a memoir in poetry, We Didn’t Come Here for This, and a collection of narrative poems and dramatic monologues, These Upraised Hands. His novel, Roxa: Voices of the Culver Family, won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for the best first work of fiction. He has also written Rescue, a radio play commissioned by the BBC, Rachel’s Dinner, a teleplay for ABC-TV that starred Olympia Dukakis, and five feature-length screenplays. He currently teaches in Fairfield University’s MFA Program and serves as developmental editor for Hudson Whitman/Excelsior College Press.
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