Patrick Carrington was born and raised in New York City. He has lived, or at least slept and caused a modicum of trouble, in all 5 boroughs. He lives now on a beach in southern New Jersey with his wife, where sheriffs and taxmen either can’t find him or have decided he isn’t worth the effort. They have a son and boatload of daughters roaming the shoreline somewhere.
He made a living catching fish, pounding nails, and mixing mayonnaise before deciding teaching creative writing was easier on his hands, though his heart still hooks and hammers. He no longer eats mayonnaise because he knows what’s in it.
He has taught in a variety of settings and levels, behind walls covered in both ivy and graffiti. He appreciates the former but prefers the latter. An ex-student from a Brooklyn ghetto is now a best friend. Students like him made wall-writings read like scripture.
Patrick has been nominated for the 2007 Pushcart Prize. His work can be found in numerous print journals and anthologies, including Rattle, Confrontation Magazine, The Louisville Review, Yemassee, The Roanoke Review, The Aurorean, River Oak Review, Slipstream, The Raintown Review, Epicenter, Sierra Nevada Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Poetry Depth Quarterly, Timber Creek Review, Red Rock Review, The Comstock Review, Edgz, Flint Hills Review, The Fourth River, Concho River Review and Ibbotsen Street.
He has poetry forthcoming in The Evansville Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetry Southeast, The Potomac Review, The Eleventh Muse, Painted Bride Quartery, The George Washington Review, The Marlboro Review, Paterson Literary Review, Quercus Review, Rosebud Magazine, Poetry International, The Pacific Review, Snow Monkey, Powhatan Review and others. Some of the links to his on-line poetry are below.
Patrick’s book-length collection, Rise, Fall, and Acceptance, was released in December 2006 and can be ordered at the Main Street Rag bookstore.
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