Recent Media and Publications
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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.
In 2002, Dario 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 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.
INTERVIEW WITH IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS OF AMERICA Dario talks about the behind-the-scenes of his book, Retire the Colors.
For this very popular national podcast, Dario tells a story he's never told. One day, Dario loaded up his rifle and, like so many other veterans, thought about killing himself. What made him decide to stop?
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.
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.
HUMANITIES CONNECTION Dario reads a short thought piece about how war writing is important for national healing.
STORIES IN FOCUS Video of Dario's appearance on this local cable TV show, where he talks about his experience in the Marines and his book that was inspired by his service.
BBC Dario talks about the ISIS threat and what that means to him as a veteran who served in the territory now occupied by the terrorist group.
THREE QUARTER REVIEW
Flash fiction about tequila, rock and roll, and sexuality.
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.
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.
CRABTOWN OBSERVED A profile of one of Baltimore's legendary restaurant owners. Customer service doesn't mean what it usually does when your patrons are your friends and your restaurant is literally your way of life.