Mark Fitzgerald is the author of two collections of poetry: Downburst (Cinnamon Press, 2019) and By Way of Dust and Rain (Cinnamon Press, 2010, 2019). He received his Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Franklin and Marshall College and his Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from George Mason University—graduating with Phi Beta Delta honors. He has studied in Strasbourg, France and was awarded a fellowship to pursue his writing at Oxford. His poetry has appeared in many periodicals, including the Crab Creek Review, Santa Clara Review, Squaw Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Temenos, Poetry Midwest and Naugatuck River Review. Mark has also written for the California Literary Review, National Geographic, Governing, Outdoor America, Air Transport World, Interval World International, Public Roads and other publications. He was recently awarded a writing fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
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By Way of Dust and Rain
Subtle, lyrical and accomplished — Mark Fitzgerald's poetry moves easily between image and insight, the formal and the concrete; always with a keen ability to render the vicissitudes and mysteries of trying to see and be alive.
Mark Fitzgerald explores thresholds and the turning points of everyday life and the natural world — how, through compassion and courage the weather can change within us.
Through disruption, through the violence of storms, Fitzgerald searches for a necessary design, resilience and a new path to the meadow, where falcons dazzle the morning air. As rich in sound as in sense, this book is about finding magic in the ordinary, the afterglow of time, family inspirations, and resurgences across seasons.