Downburst — Mark Fitzgerald

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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

Eric Pankey

Photo of Mark FitzgeraldMark 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.