I am a 17 year veteran of the Emergency Medical Services and a Native New Yorker.

I served in the FDNY EMS for 4 years and have served overseas in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Turkey, Haiti, Iraq and Syria. I am a 911 Paramedic in the Bronx and a Community Paramedic in East New York, Brooklyn.

I am a dynamic and experienced practitioner in the fields of emergency medicine, humanitarian relief, sustainable development and capacity building in developing nations.

I have worked as a front line medical provider and manager during the 2010 Haitian earthquake catastrophe, in Iraq and Syria during the Enduring Freedom Operations and in the South Bronx and Central Brooklyn as a 911 Paramedic throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic.

I am a highly dependable front line Emergency Medical Provider committed to extraordinary patient care as well as effective advocate for human rights.

I am an innovative professional able to succeed in remote and austere environments. I am a person who can organize effectively amid stress and chaos, able to seamlessly combine tactical boldness with cross cultural cooperation.

To whom it may concern,

Thank you for your time in the consideration of my work.

I, Walter Sebastian Adler, am a New York City born writer. Relatively early in my life made the mistakes of holding subversive political views, undertaking the practice of paramedicine and becoming serially involved with women from the former Soviet Union. Thus my adventures on ambulances, in idealistic efforts and using my pen as matter of record have managed to craft many manuscripts based upon the things I have seen. Largely influenced by Mayakovsky, Hemmingway, Dostoevsky, Orwell and Marquez . My style is Noire. Russian Futurist with magical realism. Mostly influenced by those I have loved and struggled beside.

My life has been punctuated with other people’s violence. I spent my coming of age years in Israel at the height of the second Intifada. I was nearly murdered in a pogrom by a mob on a subway train. Rescued by a Bangladeshi Muslim, a Russian girlfriend and my own two fists. I served in the FDNY four years as an Emergency Medical Specialist. I spent five years smuggling medical supplies and training Haitian dissidents as paramedics. I studied international development with dissident radicals, technocrats and NGO workers from across the world. I have served the Kurdish movement in Iraq and Syria. I worked on the front lines of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

I am trying to capture in words the explicit violence of a world my American people have no idea is real. I try in my manuscripts to craft a future America where the violence of past and present times is here and the mountain is less secure. Each manuscript is from a different period, but all of them use those I have known well to paint what I can never with enough stories capture: the blackness of misery in the world beyond our gates and the intrigues & aspirations of the refugees who arrive here.  

The Motherland CallAmerican Refugee” is a seven part novella serial about an American youth who ends up in concentration camps no one know exist and then an exile. First in London and then in Israel, it is about the beginnings of an Israeli resistance movement and the very end of the Pax-Americana.

The World to ComePartizan Songs + Fire on the Mountain” is a four Act Noire epic about the strange beginnings of new global conciousness after a Chechnya fated like revolt in the Borough of Brooklyn.

Company of Rescuers is about the interactions of rescuers and natives following the deadly earthquake in Haiti resulting in the death of over 300,000 and also the rise of the nations first ambulance service.

The Unlimited Operation is a collection of futurist epic love poems celebrating the Russian mentality unleashed in America.

In Ambuland is a collection of short stories from New York City ambulances.

Homage to Rojava is the story of foreign volunteers serving in Kurdistan.

I am looking to acquire a literary agent and a good editor so that I might share my work with a broader audience than sympathetic friends. I believe my voice is strong and my work has great merit, yet I am known as well for what I do as much as what in my writing I can record.


Thank you for your time, enthusiasm and attention.

        Walt Adler


4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Walter,

    I am not an editor or a publicist. Just letting you know…as a semi-Russian woman, your poetry is breathtaking.

    My artist is making his way up Bunker Hill as I type. Will he get there? Who knows…..

    A Loyal Fan


  2. Heard about you from that inspirational story of Hasan Askari and how he aided you and your girlfriend during an anti-Semitic attack. How have things changed during that time, do you keep in contact with him and thanks for all you do on the front lines.


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