Patrick Walsh was born in 1967 on St. Patrick's Day in New York City and grew up in
Woodside and Valley Stream, New York.
Upon graduating from
St. Bonaventure University in 1989, he was commissioned a second lieutenant and served four years on active duty as an infantry
officer in the 5th Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. While there, he led a rifle platoon,
served as battalion adjutant, and returned to his rifle company as executive officer. In the course of his training, Lieutenant
Walsh 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.
Patrick Walsh's poems have appeared in Barrow Street, The
Christian Science Monitor, Chronogram, Cimarron
Review, Evergreen Review, The Hudson Review, scene4 magazine, and War, Literature & the Arts,
as well as in journals in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand, including Quadrant, The Malahat Review, the
first issue of THE SHOp, and Poetry New Zealand.
Walsh received a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, in history from St. Bonaventure University and a Master
of Philosophy degree in Anglo-Irish literature from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland.
A lifelong runner, Patrick has completed twenty-two marathons, including Honolulu, Dublin,
New York, and sixteen consecutive Boston Marathons since 2002. He ranks his 290th place finish (out of 18,000) at Boston
in 2004 as his best effort to date.
Since 1993, Patrick has
lived and worked in Princeton, New Jersey with a hiatus from 1996-1997 in Ireland, where he studied at Trinity College.