Mark Fitzgerald is the author of By Way of Dust and Rain, a collection of poems published by Cinnamon Press in 2010. His second collection, Downburst, will be published by Cinnamon in 2019. 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.