Dale Patrick Brown

Dale Patrick Brown is the author of Brilliance and Balderdash: Early Lectures at Cincinnati’s Mercantile Library. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Literary Cincinnati · The Missing Chapter
By Dale Patrick Brown

The history of Cincinnati runs much deeper than the stories of hogs that once roamed downtown streets. In addition to hosting the nation’s first professional baseball team, the Tall Stacks riverboat celebration, and the May Festival, there’s another side to the city—one that includes some of the most famous names and organizations in American letters.

“Dale Patrick Brown deftly raises Cincinnati’s rich history of writers and writing from undeserved obscurity to its proper place in the C.V. of one of America’s great cities. The collection of authors with Cincinnati connections, from Harriet Beecher Stowe to John Berryman, will surprise and please all readers, but it will be especially gratifying to those who have labored under the misapprehension that literature is something that happens somewhere else.”

Albert Pyle, Executive director, The Mercantile Library