A poet’s story

Lynne Spigelmire Viti, a Boston College graduate, reflects on her family history in her newly published poetry collection titled The Glamorganshire Bible (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Viti is also the author of Baltimore Girls, a poetry collection published last year, and a microchapbook, Punting, from Origami Poems Project. A Baltimore native, Viti is a faculty emerita lecturer in the Writing Program at Wellesley College, where she  taught writing-intensive courses in bioethics, legal studies, literature, media studies, and journalism. She earned both a PhD in English and a law degree from Boston College. Her poetry, nonfiction, and fiction has appeared in more than 100 online and print journals and anthologies, including The Wire: Urban Decay and American TelevisionThe Baltimore Sun, Gargoyle, ConstellationsAmuse-Bouche, The Paterson Review, The Little Patuxent Review, Drunk Monkeys, Cultured VulturesIncandescent Mind, and Right Hand Pointing. She won honorable mentions in the 2017 WOMR/Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest, the 2015 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest, and the 2015 Glimmer Train Short Fiction Contest. Read an interview with Viti in WickedLocal Westwood.

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