Whaling City Review LIVE Poetry Series and Baker Books Present: Connecticut Poet Joanie DiMartino

Whaling City Review LIVE and Baker Books are very pleased to welcome Joanie DiMartino to the Bean & Leaf café at Baker Books for a reading on Saturday, December 18th at 7:00 PM. An open mic will follow.

Joanie DiMartino has work published in many literary journals and anthologies. Her first full-length poetry collection, “Strange Girls,” was published in 2010 with Little Red Tree Publishing. Her chapbook “Licking the Spoon” was published by Finishing Line Press. She is a past winner of the Betty Gabehart Award for poetry from the Women Writers Conference, Kentucky, and was a finalist in the Cultural Center of Cape Cod poetry competition.

Her poems have been featured in several art exhibits in Lexington, Kentucky, and has had several poems presented by the East Haddam Plays & Players. She is currently at work on several projects, including a collection of poems about the 19th-century whaling industry, a collection of persona poems from the perspective of militant suffragist Alice Paul, and collaborative works with visual artists.

DiMartino holds an MA in public history from Rutgers University. She worked in the history museum field for over fifteen years, and her poetry often addresses historical topics with a feminist perspective.

Baker Books is an independent bookstore located at 69 State Rd. in North Dartmouth. For more information, visit http://www.bakerbooks.net or call (508) 997-6700. Baker Books is wheelchair accessible.

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