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Casey FitzSimons

Author's Bio

Casey FitzSimons is a frequent featured reader at San Francisco Bay Area poetry venues. Her self-published poetry includes Standing in the Open House 2013, 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 five anthologies: Shared Light 2012, and No Ordinary Language 2013, both published by Willow Glen Poetry Project; Ugly Babies (James Kirk fiction) 2013; In Gilded Frame (ekphrasis) 2013; and Something's Brewing 2014. 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

Journals:
Astropoetica, Defenestration, EarthSpeak Magazine, Flashquake, Hobo Camp Review, LEVELER Poetry Journal, Newport Review, Sand Hill Review, The Prose-Poem Project, The Stray Branch
Prizes:
Ina Coolbrith Circle (2013, 1st place "Poet's Choice"); Maggi H. Meyer 34 (2013, 2nd place "midi-length" poems); Rita Dove Poetry Awards, Salem College (2013, hon. men.) Additional Journals: Midwest Quarterly, pacificREVIEW, Halfway Down the Stairs, Red Wheelbarrow, Rock Bottom Journal, RiverLit, Elohi Gaduji, Imitation & Allusion, Broken City, Ishaan Literary Review, Stealing Time, Moon Magazine, HAARP, Mezzo Cammin, Bohemia, Clay Bird, The Centrifugal Eye

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Floodwater: Poems by Connie Post, Trapline by Caroline Goodwin, Next Word, Better Word by Stephen Dobyns, A Poet's Guide to Poetry by Mary Kinzie
Favorite Books:
The Art of Robert Frost by Tim Kendall

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Listing last updated: November 6, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
German
Born in:
West Point, NY
Raised in:
USA, Brazil, Germany

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