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Reruns by D. Marie Fitzgerald

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Just as one associates a rerun with a television episode that is repeated for our viewing pleasure, D. Marie Fitzgerald has selected episodes drawn from her life, transforming and adapting those episodes into short story, memoir, and poetry. In this collection she replays relationships with family, lovers, and herself. Reruns gathers together poetry and prose that is confessional, sometimes cryptic, and promisingly provocative.

D. Marie Fitzgerald was born in Steubenville, Ohio in 1951. Her parents relocated to Hollywood, California when she was six weeks old. She was educated at George Williams College in Illinois and at California State University San Bernardino. She taught English and creative writing at the high school level, also producing the arts and literary magazine. She retired from teaching in 2010. She has been published in several small press publications, served as editor on her college literary magazine and as editorial assistant for an independent publication in Idyllwild, California. She currently resides in Palm Springs, California.

After retiring from teaching I wanted to gather together work that had been hanging around for a long time and just get it out there. I am writing new material, mostly short humorous prose. All part of the bucket list!


“An easy style that allows the reader inside of the production of feeling from her experiences. Her mind is rich with memories that allows the reader to enter freely.”

Dr. Mele Welte, retired founder and director of Emerson Institute of Hawaii

“The writing reminds me of Frank McCourt’s writing and through much of the humor, sadness, and telling a story one begins to know her and her strength in living day-to-day. She does it beautifully!”

Gloria Fleischer, Palm Springs Unified School District


George Williams College. Major: humanities  minors: literature and world religions. Magna cum Laude

California State University San Bernardino: California Single Subject Credential/English Examination

Professional Experience

Taught Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, college preparatory English, creative writing, and communications

Have hosted open mics at Espresso Yourself in Idyllwild, Peabody’s in Palm Springs, CA

creator of The Cathedral City High School Coffeehouse open mic events

Assistant editor of The Idyll Wildword

Assistant editor of The George Williams Review

Advisor for The Lion’s Quill: The Arts and Literary Magazine of Cathedral City High School

Twice featured reader The Laguna Poets

Has performed at numerous open mics in Southern California, including L.A. Spoken


member Palm Springs Writers Guild

member Dezart Performs

Publishing History

Is Honesty a Joke? 1978

Individual poems published in El Viento; The Chester H. Jones Foundation Poetry Competition 1985; Red Dancefloor Press; The George Williams Review; The Idyll Wildword; Caesura; Footwork: The Paterson Literary Review ’89; Louder Than Bombs; 51%; The Pinehurst Journal; Earth Bound; Fountain of Youth: The Best of U.S. College Magazines, 1982

Sample from Reruns

On Encountering Someone New

Near as my hand

I could touch you

you are as distant as the sun.

if I command my pulse to rise

or put just the right amount of longing in my eyes

would you read my signal?

would you be interested?

Cloudy to your visionary

I rise to  go,

your eyes make noise

next time, I’ll answer.

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