Beyond the Sea
Published by Salmon Poetry
Anne Fitzgerald’s poetry flies in the face of the manners and traditions of Irish poetry, unfolding in surprising, often bewildering ways. Beyond the Sea sees her marrying her own Irish origins with truly international experiences at all corners of the Atlantic and beyond – from Beara Island to Iceland, New York to Taos, New Mexico, Montana to Monaco.
“Fitzgerald is a poet whose work I have followed with great interest for a long time... She creates her unique effects with a densely-patterned music which takes us from tight lyrics through to the edges of prose poetry. In all her experiments, however, we never lose contact with words as a source of pleasure and excitement in themselves.”
“Fitzgerald is a writer going from strength to strength.”
Frank McGuinness on The Map of Everything
Anne Fitzgerald is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and Queen’s University, Belfast. Her collections are Swimming Lessons (2001) and The Map of Everything (2006). In 2007 she was a recipient of the Ireland Fund of Monaco Literary Bursary at The Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. She teaches Creative Writing in Ireland and in North America, and lives in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.