About Four Square Mile
Four Square Mile loves poetry, poetry workshops, spoken word, stationery, pillows, drinkware, keychains, and the power of words.
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, a 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.
Works by Nicole Lanier Montez
Just Passing By
The Corporate Kid: Rainbow After the Storm
Honors and Awards
Baltimore County Executive Citation
City of Baltimore Certificate of Recognition, Stephanie Rawlins-Blake, Mayor
Academy of American Poets
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
National Museum of African American History and Culture