About Four Square Mile

Four Square Mile loves poetry, poetry workshops, spoken word, stationery, pillows, drinkware, key chains, canvas prints, and the power of words. 

                                                                     About The Owner

Nicole Lanier Montez was born in Mt Vernon, a city in Westchester County, N.Y. with a 4.4 square mile span.  Four Square Mile literary arts and entertainment is a display of homage.


Montez is a black woman with mixed heritage,  poet, funeral director,  cosmetologist, and holds a forensic psychology degree.


Montez poetic career spans over two decades, during which Montez has written several poetry books and recorded spoken word CD. Montez work is bold, fresh, and vibrant; questioning social, economic and religious implications that define us. Poems have appeared in the Anointed Path, 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, MD.


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, ethnicity, host of genders, and cross generations in Maryland and abroad.  

Also by Nicole Lanier Montez

Scrambled Eggs

The Corporate Kid: Rainbow After the Storm


Just Passing By


Honors and Awards

Baltimore County Executive Citation

City of Baltimore Certificate of Recognition



Academy of American Poets

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

National Museum of African American History and Culture


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