Casey FitzSimons is a frequent featured reader at San Francisco Bay Area poetry venues, and coordinating host for Not Yet Dead Poets Society in Redwood City, CA. Her self-published poetry includes The Breeze Was Mine: Poems in Form 2013, Riding Witness 2012, No Longer Any Need 2011, In Memory of Marilyn 2011, Altering the Lay of Land 2010, Forgetting My Errand 2009, Nearing This Verge 2008, and Only the Being There 2005–2007. She is included in two anthologies, Shared Light 2012, and No Ordinary Language 2013, both published by Willow Glen Poetry Project.
Casey taught art in San Francisco for many years, was Director of Fine Arts at the Academy of Art College. She reviewed exhibits for Artweek and published her book Serious Drawing with Prentice Hall. Later she was VP of editorial and production at Key Curriculum Press, a mathematics publisher.
Casey has a master’s degree in fine arts from San José State University, a juris doctor from Hastings College of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UC Berkeley.
Publications and Prizes
Astropoetica, Defenestration, EarthSpeak Magazine, Flashquake, Hobo Camp Review, LEVELER Poetry Journal, Newport Review, Sand Hill Review, The Prose-Poem Project, The Stray Branch
Rita Dove Poetry Awards, Salem College (2013, hon. men.); Maggi H. Meyer 33 (2012, 2nd place, 3rd place, hon. men.); Ina Coolbrith Circle (2012, hon. men.); Writecorner Press
(2010, hon. men.); River Styx (2009, finalist)
Additional Journals: Midwest Quarterly, pacificREVIEW, Halfway Down the Stairs, Red Wheelbarrow, Rock Bottom Journal.
What I'm Reading Now:
The Art of Robert Frost by Tim Kendall, The Cambridge Companion to Robert Frost by Robert Faggen (Ed.), The End of the Poem: Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Paul Muldoon, Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis
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Listing last updated: August 16, 2013