Downburst — Mark Fitzgerald
In this masterful follow up to his debut collection, By Way of Dust and Rain, Mark Fitzgerald explores thresholds and the turning points of everyday life and the natural world — how, through compassion and courage the weather can change within us. Through disruption, through the violence of storms, Fitzgerald searches for a necessary design, resilience and a new path to the meadow, where falcons dazzle the morning air. As rich in sound as in sense, this book is about finding magic in the ordinary, the afterglow of time, family inspirations, and resurgences across seasons.
Praise for Mark Fitzgerald
Mark Fitzgerald’s … voice … speaks with the virtue of a keen intelligence, with a lyric richness that delights
Mark Fitzgerald first Cinnamon Press collection was By Way of Dust and Rain, now published in a new edition to match this second collection, Downburst. His poetry has appeared in various periodicals, including Santa Clara Review, Slipstream, Crab Creek Review, Naugatuck River Review and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. His work has also appeared in unbound CONTENT’s anthology, Scratching Against the Fabric. Mark teaches writing and literature at the University of Maryland and was recently awarded a writing fellowship from the Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts. He lives in Oakton, Virginia, with his wife, Paige, and son, Blake.