Anne Fitzgerald


Life
1965-; b. Dublin; grew up at Sandycove, Co. Dublin; ed. Loreto Abbey Dalkey, TCD (Law), and QUB; she has lived and worked in North America and England and taught creative writing in Ireland and North America; edited, produced and designed four anthologies of young adults’ poetry - The Colour of the World (2003); The Compass (2004); Uncharted Voyage (2004); Deep Canyons (2005);
 
founded the Loreto Abbey Dalkey Press, 2004, and Monkstown Educate Together [MET] Press, 2003, both school publishing houses; her poetry collections incl. Swimming Lessons (2001) and The Map of Everything (2006); appt. writer in residence at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco, 2007; isssued Beyond the Sea (2012), a new collection; she lives in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

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Works
Poetry collections
  • Swimming Lessons (Stonebridge [Wales] 2001) [sects., “Paddling”, “Breaststroke and Butterfly” and “Swimming the Channel”].
  • The Map of Everything (Dublin: Forty Foot Press 2006).
  • Beyond the Sea (Co. Clare, Salmon Poetry, 2012).
Children’s anthologies
  • The Colour of the World (Monkstown: MET Press 2003).
  • The Compass (Monkstown: MET Press 2004).
  • Uncharted Voyage (Loreto Abbey Dalkey Press 2004).
  • Deep Canyons (Loreto Abbey Dalkey Press 2005).

Anthologised in Stream and Gliding Sun, ed. David Wheatley (Wicklow: Wicklow County Council, 1998), pp.151-52; Thornfield Anthology, introduced and selected by Andrew Carpenter (Cliffs of Moher: Salmon Press 2008), pp.87-100; The Watchful Heart: A New Generation of Irish Poets, Poems and Essays, ed. Joan McBreen (Cliffs of Moher: Salmon Press, 2009), pp.44-51; The Irish Catullus, ed. Ronan Sheenan (Dublin: A. & A. Farmar 2010), pp.10-1[1].

Criticism
  • ‘The Translatable Rhythm of Breath’, in Poetry: Reading it, Writing it, Publishing it, ed. Jessie Lendennie (Cliffs of Moher: Salmon Press 2009), pp.36-41.

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Criticism
Fiona Becket, review of The Map of Everything, in Stand, 187, 8 (Leeds UP 2008), p.3.

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Notes
Forty Foot Press (PO Box 10715, Glenageary, Co. Dublin) published her poetry collection The Map of Everything (2006), [See Forty Foot Press online.]

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