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MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
Worked at Onpoint Advocacy, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Churchill Livingstone Publishers, Alan R. Liss, Publishers, Garland Publishing, Gannett Newspapers.
Attended CUNY Graduate Center (NYC), Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY), Lincoln High School (Yonkers, NY)
Lives in Peekskill, NY
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United States Attorney Preet Bharara announced that Peekskill’s Lakuan Rhyne was sentenced to 186 months in prison Thursday for conspiring to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin in 2014, and distributing the heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of Buchanan resident Thomas Coogan. According to authorities, on the evening of Jan. …
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In an Entergy-sponsored article posted Friday morning at lohud.com, headlined “Indian Point nuclear plant maintenance: Shutdowns boost local economy,” it is written that shutdowns and maintenance at Indian Point Energy Center every March result in a boon to the economy of Peekskill due to workers coming to the area. “Every March, over 1,000 specialized workers hailing …
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On Friday, Aug. 5, the Peekskill Day Camp will hold its 29th Annual End of Camp Parade. The theme of this year’s parade is “Seasons’ Greetings from Peekskill Day Camp.” “Over 200 campers and counselors will be marching through downtown with costumes and banners they created themselves,” said Jim Tosto, the camp’s director. “The parade …
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Peekskill is well represented at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Former Peekskill Councilman Darren Rigger and resident Mike Morey are there as we speak and Councilwoman Kathie Talbot and resident Nancy Vann and others were in Philadelphia on Sunday to take part in a climate march. Rigger—who serves as the elected Democratic state …
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The This Is Me Foundation—formed by Peekskill sisters Lauren and Cait Brady in 2012 to raise awareness about alopecia (an auto-immune disease causing hair loss that both sisters have) while giving hope to anyone who faces adversity—awarded seven $500 scholarships locally and nationally this spring. The 27 scholarships awarded since 2012 are inspired by their …
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A transformer explosion has caused power outage over a large portion of the city Tuesday morning. In an alert sent to residents shortly before 8:30 a.m., Peekskill Chief of Police Eric Johansen said the following: “Power outage due to a transformer explosion on Simpson Place. Con Ed is aware of the problem and working to fix …
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United States Attorney Preet Bharara announced that Peekskill’s Lakuan Rhyne was sentenced to 186 months in prison Thursday for conspiring to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin in 2014, and distributing the heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of Buchanan resident Thomas Coogan. According to authorities, on the evening of Jan. …
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In an update to an article we reported last week, Samantha Lucero, the 16-Year-old Cortlandt resident who ran away from home in June, has been located in good health in the City Island section of the Bronx, according to a press release from the New York State State Police. Police thanked members of the public …
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Members of the Peekskill NAACP and the Peekskill Police Department are getting together for a night of bowling this Friday at Cortlandt Lanes. Tickets—which are $30 per person and cover bowling and food—are limited in number so be sure to respond ASAP if you want to go. The contact for tickets is Adrienne Harper and her …
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In her role, she will serve as an instructional leader and will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Uriah Hill.
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The day will consist of a variety of activities including live entertainment, food, games and raffle prizes. Music will be provided by DJ Noodle Noo, who around Peekskill City Hall is known as Councilman Andre Rainey. Representatives from various community-based organizations, recreational programs as well as youth advocates will be at the festival with information about their programs.
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Peekskill police are investigating the illegal dumping of contaminated soil taking place at Woodside Elementary School, according to Chief of Police Eric Johansen. Police allege that unknown person(s) are placing contaminated dirt—that is either contaminated with gasoline or some type of home heating oil—inside black plastic contractor type garbage bags and dumping them into the …
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MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick blogs poetry at http://mccarra--poetry.blogspot.com/ 

Her work has appeared in MoonLit, The Westchester Times Tribune, Make Room for Dada, Mount Vernon Today, OBSOLETE Magazine, The Mount Vernon Inquirer, Thick With Conviction, Cavalier Literary Couture, the "Vox Mom" online feature of The Mom Egg and the Mount Vernon Independent.  Publication forthcoming in Torrid Literature and Clapboard House. Her work has been anthologized in the volume "Blood Beats in Four Square Miles" edited by james "jAFa" Fair, the first volume to gather together the work of poets living and working in Mount Vernon, New York.

A reader at such venues as The Back Fence,  Manhattan College, Blue Door Gallery, AC-BAW Arts Center, Lola's Tea House, Mount Vernon Public Library, ABC No Rio, and Centerfold Coffeehouse.
 
Poetry readings available on YouTube.
 
Poetry podcast available on Podbean and on Podsnack.
 
Audio and video samplings of her poetry are available on her blog, McCarra/Poetry.
 
In addition to the above, MaryAnn also creates collages from mixed media and found materials.  A sampling of these may be seen on Google+ and on the website "Uncooked Culture."

MaryAnn is a recent transplant to the banks of the Hudson, in Peekskill, New York--formerly having lived in the Fleetwood neighborhood of Mount Vernon, New York.  Her husband is Mark Fitzpatrick and their three sons are Aidan Michael, Conor Brian, and Brendan Walsh Fitzpatrick.

At present she is at work preparing a volume of poetry for publication.

Education
  • CUNY Graduate Center (NYC), Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY), Lincoln High School (Yonkers, NY)
    Ph.D. Program in English, 1989 - 1990
  • Manhattan College
    English and World Literature, 1985 - 1989
  • Lincoln High School
    1981 - 1985
  • Mark Twain Middle School
  • Public School No. 30
  • St. Simon Stock
  • Public School No. 33
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