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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 Against the Familiar Wall 2014, 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. Casey has been on the editorial staff of the Marin Poetry Center anthology, and she is a submissions reviewer for Caesura Poetry Journal in San José. She offers workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area on poetry craft and criticism, and on the interpretation of Robert Frost's poems.

Publications and Prizes

Astropoetica, Bohemia, Clay Bird Review, Cyclamens and Swords, Defenestration, EarthSpeak Magazine, Flashquake, HAARP, Halfway Down the Stairs, Hobo Camp Review, LEVELER Poetry Journal, Mezzo Cammin, Midwest Quarterly, Newport Review, Noyo River Review, Perfume River Poetry Review, Poetalk, Red Wheelbarrow, RiverLit, Sand Hill Review, Stealing Time Magazine, The Broken City, The Centrifugal Eye, The Prose-Poem Project, The Stray Branch
Mendocino Coast Writers Conference (2014, 1st place in poetry), 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: pacificREVIEW, Rock Bottom Journal, Elohi Gaduji, Imitation & Allusion, Ishaan Literary Review, Moon Magazine, Quill & Parchment.

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: June 22, 2015

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West Point, NY
Raised in:
USA, Brazil, Germany

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