Mary Fitzpatrick is a fourth-generation Angeleno who has lived in Pasadena for fifty years. The East Pasadena Poets have been meeting monthly since 2010. Fitzpatrick’s poems have been finalists for the Joy Harjo Poetry Prize and the Slapering Hol Chapbook Award; short-listed for the Fish Publishing Prize; featured in Mississippi Review, Atlanta Review and North American Review as contest finalists; and published in such journals as Agenda (UK), Briar Cliff Review, Cholla Needles, Hunger Mountain, Miramar, plus ten anthologies. She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with an MFA from UMass Amherst.

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