Paramedic Walter S. Adler is a 16 year veteran of the Emergency Medical Services and a Native New Yorker. He served the FDNY EMS for 4 years and has served overseas in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Haiti, Iraq and Syria. He is currently a 911 Paramedic with Montefiore EMS and BronxCare EMS in the Bronx.
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.
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 Márquez. 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 apparchiks from across the world. I have served the Kurdish movement in Iraq and Syria. I worked on the frontlines 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 Call “American Refugee” is a seven part novella serial about an American bourgeoisie who ends up in prison and then 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 Come “Partizan Song” is a four part noire epic about the strange beginnings of a Chechnya fated like revolt in the Borough of Brooklyn.
Anfom Frere is about the rescuers and the natives following the earthquake in Haiti.
The Unlimited Operation is a collection of futurist epic love poems celebrating the Russian mentality unleahed in America.
Tbe Totten Green is a colleciotn 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 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 and energy.
November 2020, Kislev 5781