John Fitzpatrick will read at the next program in the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series. The event will be held at 7 West Street in Warwick at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Enter by door on right side of building. Following the feature, others are welcome to read original work. Admission is free.
Fitzpatrick’s poems have appeared in such journals as Untamed Ink, California Quarterly, Stone Voices, Chronogram, Out of Line, SLAB, City Works, and BIG MUDDY. He has a poem on a CD, Tree Magic: Nature’s Antennas, edited by Jackie Hofer, and his work is included in two anthologies: Belief Persists, edited by Adrianna Delgado, and in Collecting Life: Poets on Objects Known and Imagined, edited by Madelyn Garner and Andrea L. Watson. He is currently completing his first book of poetry, Moving To Completion, set for publication this summer 2012.
Fitzpatrick received the Hackney National Poetry Literary Award from Birmingham-Southern College and has been awarded Vermont Studio Center poetry residencies. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University with a dissertation that treated the poet as writer and reader of poetry, with poets Barbara Unger and Michael Burkard participating in his research.
Fitzpatrick is also a certified Reconnective Healing Practitioner TM and a Teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This illustrated book of poems features his fascination with nature and his communication with the animal spirit world over several years.
He lives in Rhinebeck where he talks to trees, plants, rocks and listens carefully to what they say.
The next Poetry on the Loose reading will be held July 7 and will feature Carol Graser. This reading and future events will be held at 3:30 at the Seligmann Homestead, 23 White Oak Dr., Sugar Loaf.