We have a real treat in store for you for our upcoming April chapter meeting, Baltimore bard, Dean Bartoli Smith.
Dean will talk about the idea of “place” in his work. Baltimore plays a leading role in his writing and he will share recent poems, stories and prose with the city as a central theme including a book about the 2012 Ravens season that will be published in the fall. He has published poems about Druid Hill Park, Hampden, Loch Raven Reservoir and the Guilford neighborhood where he makes his home and continues to engage the “Baltimore Muse” in new stories and poems.
Our April chapter meeting will take place on Monday, April 22 at Ukazoo Books, 730 Dulaney Valley Rd Towson, MD 21204 at 7pm.
Dean Bartoli Smith’s poems have appeared in Poetry East, Open City, Beltway, The Pearl, The Charlotte Review, Gulf Stream, and upstreet among others. His book of poems, American Boy, won the 2000 Washington Writer’s Prize and was also awarded the Maryland Prize for Literature in 2001 for the best book published by a Maryland writer over the past three years. His fiction has appeared in Minimus, The Patuxent Review, The Loch Raven Review, and Smile Hon, You’re in Baltimore. His prose has appeared in Patch.com, Zocalo Public Square, The Baltimore Brew, Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Magazine, Indiewire, and the Woodstock Independent. He received an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University in 1989.