Pat Fenton


Patrick Fenton was born in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn on St Patrick’s Day. After eight gritty years as a cargo loader at New York’s Kennedy Airport, Fenton quit to take a civil service job as a Court Officer in Manhattan’s courts, and to continue a freelance writing career as a journalist that has brought him publication in magazines and books, including the New York Times, New York Newsday, The Daily News, New York Magazine, and The Irish Echo. He has worked as a New York City taxi cab driver, bartender, and radio host.

He is the author of "Confessions of a Working-Stiff," an account of a cargo handlers life, which was published in 1973 in New York Magazine.

His play "Jack's Last Call, Say Goodbye to Kerouac," has recently been released on CD as a radio drama. It has been heard on over 70 public radio stations across the country, and has been nominated for an Audie Award by the Audio Publishers Association. In addition, after two successful runs in Jack Kerouac's hometown, Lowell, Massachusetts, the play appeared at the Boston Playwright's Theatre, and was picked as one of the best New England plays of 2008.

Fenton's writing has been published in numerous writing anthologies including, “The Irish, a Treasury of Art and Literature,” and the “Book of Irish Americans.”

He has recently finished writing another play based on a collection of short stories about the Irish American neighborhood he grew up in during the 50's and 60's, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, titled, “Stoopdreamer and Other Brooklyn Stories.”


The Last Winter Dance Party of America

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Published on: 12/15/2014

The Ancient Swirl of Time that is Always Present Over Coney Island

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Published on: 10/20/2014