William Pattee’s new column discussing the importance and necessity of poetry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
William Pattee is a writer and student at Siena College from Scotia, NY. His literary focus often revolves around American literature and America's literary identity. Pattee specifically draws from regional influences in New York like the Adirondacks or New York City. He hopes to use his literature to express internal conflict that is more commonly manifested externally and resonate with readers. When he's not reading or writing, he can be found hiking, playing with his dogs, or working on a house project. Pattee is often drawn to and inspired by works of modernism, and his top literary influences include Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, Hilda Doolittle, and William Carlos Williams.