John FitzGerald was born in Cork in 1962. He won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2014 and was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award in 2015. A chapbook, First Cut, appeared in 2017, followed by Darklight, a limited edition, in 2019.
A recipient of a Key West Literary Bursary, John FitzGerald has lived in Dublin, London and Florence, and since 1995 has worked as University Librarian at University College Cork. He lives with his family on their farm in Carrigdarrery, County Cork. The Time Being is his first collection with The Gallery Press.
A new edition of Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire by Eileen O’Connell /The Lament for Art O’Leary translated by John FitzGerald includes the Irish and, for the first time, Jack B Yeats’s monochrome drawings will be published in April 2023.
Irish Examiner: John discusses his poetry and inspirations.