John FitzGerald

Author's Bio

John FitzGerald is a poet, writer, editor, and attorney for the disabled in Los Angeles. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Ireland, he attended the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, where he was editor of the Law Review. He is the author of four books, more recently Favorite Bedtime Stories (Salmon Poetry, 2014), finalist for the Julie Suk Book Award, and The Mind (Salmon Poetry, 2011) semifinalist for the Alice James Book Award. Other works include Primate and the non-fiction For All I Know.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Favorite Bedtime Stories
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2014)
, The Book on Social Security Disability
(People With Disabilities Press, 2008)
, The Mind
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2011)
Anthologies: 
Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2011)
, Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry
(Salmon Poetry, 2016)
, From the Four-Chambered Heart: In Tribute to Anais Nin
(Sybaritic Press, 2013)
, Human and Inhuman Monstrous Poems
(Everyman, 2015)
, Love's Peripateias
(New Visionary Press Cooperative, 2014)
, Poetry: Reading it, Writing it, Publishing it
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2009)
, Rubicon: Words and Art inspired by Oscar Wilde's Profundis
(Sybaritic Press, 2015)
, The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5
(MadHat Press, 2017)
, The Plume Anthology of Poetry 6
(MadHat Press, 2018)
, Van Gogh's Ear - Volume 9 (The Original Van Gogh's Ear)
(French Connection Press, 2015)
Journals: 
Askew Poetry, Barnwood Poetry Journal, from the fishouse, Fulcrum, Levure Litteraire, Mad Hatters' Review, MadHat Lit, Mediterranean Poetry, Saint Julian Press, Speechless the Magazine, Spillway, Taos Journal of Poetry & Art, American Journal of Poetry, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology, The Passionate Transitory, The Toronto Quarterly, The Warwick Review, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Truck, World Literature Today
Prizes Won: 
Turning Point Books Prize selection for Spring Water in 2005; The Gittelson Award for the best Law Review article written by a student in 1995-1996; The American Jurisprudence and the Corpus Juris Secundum Awards for contracts in 1993-1994; Three legal writing Essay Scholarships in 1993-94, 1995–96, 1996–97

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
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Last updated: May 30, 2018