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Nicole Lanier Montez was born in Mt Vernon, a city in Westchester County, New York, with a 4.4 square mile span. Four Square Mile is a display of homage.

Montez is a poet, funeral director, cosmetologist, and holds a forensic psychology degree. Montez's poetic career spans over two decades, during which Montez has written several poetry books and recorded a spoken word CD. Montez's poems have appeared in the Anointed Path Magazine, The Vine Magazine, and Watts Winery Company. Book inclusions with Poets House, NYC, Mt. Vernon Public Library, Mt. Vernon, NY, and The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System located in Maryland.

After being in the literary arts business for over two decades, Montez  realized a need to increase the pool of poetic voices and readers of the written word. In 2015, Montez stepped into the role of poetry workshop facilitator, where she passionately promotes poetry to a bouquet of hues, races, host of genders, and cross generations in Maryland and abroad.  

Books by Nicole Lanier Montez

Standing in the Shadows of Freedom

Scrambled Eggs (spoken word CD)

The Corporate Kid: Rainbow After the Storm


Just Passing By

Honors and Awards

Executive Citation, Baltimore County, Maryland

Certificate of Recognition, Baltimore City, Maryland


Academy of American Poets

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

National Museum of African American History and Culture


Four Square Mile donates 5% of profits to causes benefiting children

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