In Conversation With Patrick Woodcock, Part III

Wanda Waterman Volume 22 Issue 17 2014-04-25 Patrick Woodcock uses poetry to document the suffering of humanity in war-torn countries—a kind of poetic nonfiction. (See Voice review of Echo Gods and Silent Mountains: Poems, his book of poems based on his time in Iraqi Kurdistan.) Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about his formal and informal education and some of the close calls he experienced in Iraq. (Also read the first and second parts of this interview.) Unwitting Mentors As with many poets, university wasn’t a great fit for Patrick, who openly admits to having despised … Continue reading In Conversation With Patrick Woodcock, Part III