Anthems for Earth
Michael Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books of poetry, nonfiction and children's literature. He has studied at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Earlham College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, received an Ackerman Nicholson Fellowship and Garrabrandt Poetry Medallion.
He has worked on projects for the Association for Bahá'í Studies, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Defenders of Wildlife, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the National Federation for the Blind, National Public Radio, the Smithsonian Institution, the US Public Interest Research Group and others. He lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA.
Anthems for Earth contains 73 folios of truly refreshing and inspirational nine-line poems in Michael's unique style and voice, celebrating the world, its hopes and dreams.
"It is a pleasure to find such a substantial collection of carefully crafted lyrics under one cover... There are many good things in this book--moments of lyric grace, delicate humor, painful realism, and mystical intensity....His echoes of Hopkins, Dickinson and Whitman weave a delicate counterpoint with an authentic tenderness & intensely moving ...a divine intoxication reminiscent of Rumi."
Pete Hulme, --United Kingdom Bahá'í Journal (reviewing The Holy Passions)
"Michael Fitzgerald is a gifted and accomplished poet and the author of many excellent volumes of poetry."
Thomas Lux, --Sarah Lawrence College
"Michael Fitzgerald is a truly great artist"
Rudolph Serkin --Concert Pianist
ISBN: 978-1-894747-03-5 | WMPub#1125 | 6" x 9" | 80 pages trade paperback | $11.95