John FitzGerald

Author's Bio

John FitzGerald is a poet, writer, editor and attorney in Los Angeles. A dual citizen of the United States 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 Favorite Bedtime Stories (Salmon Poetry, 2014), The Mind (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Telling Time by the Shadows (Turning Point, 2008), Spring Water (WordTech Editions, 2005), Spring Water (Turning Point Prize, 2005). As yet unpublished works include Primate, a novel and screenplay and the non-fiction The People of the Net. John has worked as the Associate Book Editor for Cider Press Review. He has been featured poetry reader at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the West Hollywood Book Fair, on national radio, and at many literary venues throughout the country and abroad. He has lived in England and Italy and now lives in Santa Monica, California.

Publications and Prizes

Favorite Bedtime Stories
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2014)
, Spring Water
(Turning Point, 2005)
, Telling Time by the Shadows
(Turning Point, 2008)
, The Book on Social Security Disability
(People With Disabilities Press, 2008)
, The Mind
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2011)
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
(The 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)
, Van Gogh's Ear - Volume 9 (The Original Van Gogh's Ear)
(French Connection Press, 2015)
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, The 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

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Last updated: Aug 13, 2017