Fall for the Book: Witness and Wound: A Poetry Reading: presented by Stillhouse Press

Saturday, October 23, 2021 5:00 PM

Fall for the Book: Witness and Wound: A Poetry Reading: presented by Stillhouse Press

Join Stillhouse Press for a poetry reading featuring Crystal Simone Smith and Dean Bartoli Smith. Simone Smith will share work from her upcoming poetry book, Down to Earth and Dean Bartoli Smith will share excerpts from his upcoming poetry memoir Baltimore Sons. 


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Dean Bartoli Smith is a published author, poet, and freelance journalist.

His poetry has appeared in Poetry East, Open City, Beltway, The Pearl, The Charlotte Review, The Cultural Studies Times, Gulf Stream, and Upstreet, among others. His book of poems, American Boy (Washington Writers Publishing House, 2000) won the 2000 Washington Writer's Prize and was awarded the Maryland Prize for Literature in 2001 for the best book published by a Maryland writer over the past three years. He is also the author of Never Easy, Never Pretty: A Fan, A City, A Championship Season (Temple University Press, 2013).

Smith received an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University in 1989. He is an adjunct professor of publishing in the Masters in Professional Studies program at George Washington University and the director of Duke University Press. 


Crystal Simone Smith is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Routes Home, Finishing Line Press (2013) and Running Music, Longleaf Press (2014). She is also the author of Wildflowers: Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun (2016). Her work has appeared in numerous journals including: Callaloo, Nimrod, Barrow Street, Obsidian II: Literature in the African Diaspora, African American Review, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change. She is an alumna of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and the Yale Summer Writers Conference. She holds an MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and lives in Durham, NC with her husband and two sons where she teaches English Composition and Creative Writing. She is the Managing Editor of Backbone Press.

Hosted by Fall for the Book and Stillhouse Press.

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