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DARIO IN THE MEDIA

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For this very popular National Public Radio broadcast Dario reflects on his service for the tenth anniversary of the Iraq war.

 

THE WASHINGTON POST
For the Washington Post Outlook section, Dario writes an op-ed about bin Laden's killing and what that meant to him as a veteran.

 

THE WASHINGTONIAN
In 2002, Dario DiBattista convinced a strong-willed high school graduate to join the Marine Corps. Three years later, he found himself face-to-face with the wife who lost him in battle.

 

THE MARC STEINER SHOW
Dario is a featured guest on this popular public radio program in Baltimore. He reads from his poetry and talks about what compels his writing, and why he writes about war.

 

WORLD HUM
After returning from the war in Iraq, Dario road-tripped from Alaska to Maryland in search of peace – and a way back into the civilian world.

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES
What would compel someone to leave their hometown to pursue writing and 22 college credits a semester? Lary Bloom profiles the up-and-coming Dario DiBattista from the very beginning.

 

THE OFFICIAL USMC BLOG
For the official blog of the United States Marine Corps, Dario reflects upon the Marine Corps' birthday and what it means to those who've worn the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor.

 

IMPACT OF WAR BLOG AT THE WASHINGTON POST
What's it like to go from Iraq to waiting tables? For The Washington Post blog “Impact of War,” Dario shows this unfathomable transition.

 

WUSA CHANNEL 9 IN DC
As part of a rally for PTSD on the Capital Grounds, Dario is interviewed to speak about the mental traumas of war.

 

BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL UNBOUND: WRITING THE WAR
In this archived podcast, Dario and fellow war writers Colin Halloran and Lauren Johnson reflect on the virtues of veterans sharing their stories with civilians.

 

THREE QUARTER REVIEW
Dario's first fiction publication -- this one's about lesbians, tequila, and rock and roll. Awesome.

 

CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO
On the radio show “Where We Live,” Dario and national security expert Scott Bates talk about Afghanistan and life after war. Dario also discusses PTSD, reads selections of his poetry, and reflects on how getting back at an ex-girlfriend got him into writing.

 

THE DOCTOR TJ ECKLEBURG REVIEW
After being at war and going to college, a random karaoke night rushes the war back to Dario's mind in this flash nonfiction piece.

 

SOLDIERS MAGAZINE
A Marine in Soldiers Magazine? How can this be? As part of his work with The Veterans Writing Project, Dario is featured in this profile about the nonprofit organization and the work they do!