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Michael Fitzgerald Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

781 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 05/1988. Last revised 02/2021.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright.

EXTENT: 0.84 linear feet

CREATOR: Fitzgerald, Michael, 1949-

DATE: 1988-2005

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The Michael Fitzgerald Collection contains poems, essays, and other writing by Michael Fitzgerald, as well as news clippings about his life and work.  

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Michael Fitzgerald is a poet living and working in the Shenandoah Valley. He has published numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, children’s literature, and magazines articles, and his poems have been published in major American poetry journals. He studied at Wesleyan University, Earlham College, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

CITE AS: Michael Fitzgerald Collection, 781 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA.




Note: Titles preceded by an * are published; copies are located on the Archives shelves in the poetry section 811 Fit

News Articles – Michael Fitzgerald

“A Cabin,” 10 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

*At a Glance, 1995, Purple Rose Press, Dallas, 52 pages, printed

*"A Baha'i Notebook," 1992, 1 item, unnumbered pages, paper-bound; and 10 leaves, typescript, unbound

* A Holy Day Gathering, 2000, a poem book by Michael Fitzgerald, 1 item, 16 pages, printed

*"Breaking It Open," no date, 1 item, 22 leaves, typescript

“Cedars of Lebanon,” 8 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Briefly Speaking, 1994, Rainbow's End Books, [Winchester, VA], 1 item, printed

Divine Logic, 1994, audiocassette by Michael Fitzgerald and Michael DeLalla, Falling Mountain Music

"Earth Songs," no date, 57 leaves, typescript

Essays, n.d., 9 leaves, printed

God's Whimsy, no date, audiocassette by Michael Fitzgerald, Doc Holladay, and John Albertson

*Going to the Universe, 1989, 32 pages, printed

*Harbors of the Heart, 1997, Rainbow’s End Books, [Winchester, VA] – 1 item, 12 pages printed

“In the Event of Suffering”—no date, 1 leaf, printed

"Living the Boundaries," no date, unnumbered leaves, typescript

*New Seeds, 1991, Rainbow's End Books, [Winchester, VA], 25 pages, printed

*Night Songs, no date, Rainbow's End Books, [Winchester, VA], 12 pages, printed


"Outrageous Sweet Planet, no date, no publisher, 2 items, typescript (photocopy), spiral-bound

*Outrageous Sweet Planet, 1996, Rainbow's End Books, [Winchester, VA], unnumbered pages, printed

"Outrageous Sweet Planet," no date, audiocassette by Michael Fitzgerald, Michael DeLalla, and Scott Robinson

"Planet Dreams," no date, unnumbered leaves, typescript

Poems, 36 items, 33 leaves, printed; 2 leaves, typescript; 2 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Reflections –selection from the Baha’i Sacred Writings – 1966, audiocassette by Michael Fitzgerald, Michael DeLalla

Report from the Edge, 2 items (includes the following):
Poems, 13 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Audiocassette by Michael Fitzgerald and Doc Holladay, 1993, Falling Mountain Music

Reviews, 1 leaf, printed; 3 leaves, typescript

"Short Takes," no date, 47 leaves, typescript, paper-bound

*Spirit Suite, 1991, no publisher, 4 items, printed


*“Windows,” first draft, 44 pages, manuscript written on napkins, published in 1989

*Writing in Brief—1 item, 16 pages, published by White Mountain Publications, 2005