• Biography

    Patrick Woodcock is the author of 9 books of poetry and countless reviews.  His work has been translated and published in 14 languages.  Since travel is so essential to his work, Mr. Woodcock has lived and worked in such diverse countries as Iceland, Poland, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Iraq and most recently Azerbaijan.  Within Canada he has travelled from the West to East coasts, as well as working as a volunteer for almost a year 20km south of the Arctic Circle in Fort Good Hope, NT.  His seventh book Always Die Before Your Mother was shortlisted for Canada's ReLit award in 2010 and reached the number one spot on the Globe and Mail's bestseller list.  His 8th book Echo Gods and Silent Mountains was extremely well reviewed all over the world and was called "...the most beautiful, deep and touching collection of poetry written on Kurds by a non-Kurd." by the Kurdish media network, Rudaw.   He has read at International poetry festival's in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia, the Kurdish North of Iraq, Azerbaijan, England and The Republic of Georgia.  Patrick's new book of poetry You can't bury them all which is set in the Kurdish North of Iraq, Fort Good Hope, NT Canada and Azerbaijan, will be published by ECW Press in 2016.

     

     

     

    Publications
    • Poetry:

      The Six O'Clock Club

      AThElia

      Scarring Endymion

      The Challenged One

      Controlling Mastema

      Theatre of Panic (New and Selected in Bosnian)

      Always Die Before Your Mother

      Echo Gods and Silent Mountains

      Tipping Coffins (New and Selected in Azeri)

      Ceiling Shrapnel (New and Selected in Serbian)

      You can't bury them all

       

       

    • Nonfiction:

      The Ballet of Patrick Blue Ass (AWOL - Tales for a Travel Inspired Minds)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvVZlDEwNTY

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    Awards
    • Always Die Before Your Mother - ReLit Award - shortlisted for poetry - 2010