MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick

category: Literary, Visual,

Contact & Info

Website: http://mccarra--poetry.blogspot.com

Phone: 914-402-5399

  • mccarrafitz@hotmail.com

Artist Statement

MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick is currently working on a manuscript of poems.  Her poetry has been published in Make Room for Dada, The Mount Vernon Independent, OBSOLETE! Magazine, The Mount Vernon Inquirer, Cavalier Literary Couture, Mount Vernon Today, Thick With Conviction, The Mom Egg, Chronogram, Laughing Earth Lit, Torrid Literature, Clapboard House, The Westchester Times Tribune, Cheap and Easy Magazine,  Episodic Magazine, The Lake, Westchester Review, The Pierian, in "Vox Mom" --an online feature of The Mom Egg literary journal-- and in MoonLit.  Forthcoming in Florida English, The Healing Muse, and The Echo Room.

 A selection of her work was published in the first anthology to gather together the work of poets in Mount Vernon: "Blood Beats in Four Square Miles" edited by james "jAFa" Fair.  Placed third for the Greenburgh poetry prize in 2012.

A reader at Centerfold Coffeehouse, The Back Fence,  Manhattan College, ABC No Rio, Blue Door Gallery, AC-BAW Arts Center, Lola's Tea House, Mount Vernon Public Library, Studio Two at Antonia Arts, Greenburgh Town Hall, [email protected], The Bean Runner Cafe, Warner Library of Tarrytown, NY, and at the recent Open Studios weekend in Peekskill, New York.

Video poetry readings available on YouTube. Audio and video readings available on the blog McCarra/Poetry. Podcasts available at Podsnack or Reverbnation. MaryAnn also creates collages from mixed media and found materials.  A selection of her collages is available on the website "Uncooked Culture."   Several of her collages have been included in the travelling art exhibition "Circus Terminal" -- most recently exhibited in Suriname as well as at a group exhibit at the Peekskill Extension of Westchester Community College .  She lives in Peekskill, NY, with her husband Mark and their three sons, Aidan Michael, Conor Brian, and Brendan Walsh Fitzpatrick.


Educational Background

Lincoln High School, Yonkers, NY, 1985 B.A. English and World Literature, Manhattan College, Bronx, NY, 1989 CUNY Graduate Center, Ph.D. program in English, New York, NY, 1990