Baltimore Sons By Dean Bartoli Smith StillHouse Press, Fairfax, Virginia 128 pages Baltimore Sons, a book of poems by Dean Bartoli Smith, is a masterpiece, blending memoir, history, detached observation, poignant vignettes, and craft to tell … More Book Review: Baltimore Sons
On December 27, 2014, baltimoreblackwoman.com was born with the posting of my first essay, Christmas Past: The Toys I Played With—And How They Shaped Me – baltimoreblackwoman, written as an introduction to me and to the world I grew up in. My initial goal in starting the blog was to share my stories in the … More baltimoreblackwoman Celebrates 6th Anniversary!
From the four corners of Baltimore, We gathered at the meeting place: Bird-In-Hand Café on 33rd Street, On this cold, wet Election Day, 2017. I spotted my friend, Whom I’d only known from the Cyberverse, Exchanged hugs and greetings, And met our host, Ralphie, A name I’ve known for decades. Quickly, we found our past … More Tribal Rain Dance on a Tuesday W/Ralphie
baltimore girls by Lynne Viti, Copyright © 2017 by Lynne Viti Finishing Line Press, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324 This slim collection of poems (19 total), by Baltimore native Lynne Viti, is bursting with bittersweet memories-turned-life lessons and hard-won wisdom. Evoking a bygone-Baltimore that any City native (Black or White) who came of age … More Book Review: baltimore girls by Lynne Viti