Spring Water By John M FitzGerald Is A Book Unlike Any Other In Contemporary Poetry A Novel In Verse About An Ordinary Man Who, Quietly And Without Notice, Lives The Life Of A Serial Killer This Haunting, And Disturbingly Plausible, Collection Establishes FitzGerald As An Important New Voice In Narrative Poetry EDITORIAL REVIEW John FitzGerald s debut volume, Spring Water, is to poetry what The Silence of the Lambs is to filmdom a harrowing, narrative trip that makes for an absolutely compelling readbrilliantly delivered by one of America s most promising new poets We were delighted to introduce this author to the reading public Robert Nazarene, Founding Editor, Margie The American Journal of Poetry Spring Water is a hard boiled crime story told in a series of narrative poems The main character, Joe Smith, is J Alfred Prufrock if J Alfred Prufrock was driven to killing Hints of Dexter Morgan float from between the lines too, but Joe Smith is not a killer who uses syringes and keeps freshly sharpened knives in a fashionable, snappy roll The poems are all accessible, but each provides a piece of the crucial puzzle of understanding and, yes, empathizing with Joe Smith This is a powerful, fun, yet disturbing collection of poetry, unusual in its unconventionality as a collection, but genius too in the way it holds a mirror up to the civilization in which Joe Smith lives and works Each of us can be a Joe Smith that s what s so brilliantly scary about this book I ve come to call it one of my favorite books of poetry.
John FitzGerald is a poet, writer, editor, and lawyer in Los Angeles A dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, he graduated from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, where he was editor of the Law Review His first book, the novel in verse, Spring Water, was a Turning Point Books prize selection in 2005 Telling Time by the Shadows Turning Point Books was released in 2008.
- 83 pages
- Spring Water
- John Fitzgerald
- 21 July 2018 John Fitzgerald