Reginald Dwayne Betts

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Reginald Dwayne Betts is author of the memoir A Question of Freedom (Avery, 2009) and the poetry collection Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James Books, 2010). He is a 2010 Soros Justice Fellow and 2011 Radcliffe Fellow.

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The Poetry Magazine Podcast
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    Poems by Sharon Olds, Brenda Shaughnessy, Mary Ruefle, Reginald Dwayne Betts; plus David Yezzi on Anthony Hecht.
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    Poems from Rachel Jamison Webster, Amit Majmudar, Douglas Kearney, and Amy Gerstler; plus Reginald Dwayne Betts on what not to do if you want to write poetry.
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    Reginald Dwayne Betts reads his poems and discusses why he is “no longer a black poet.”

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Reginald Dwayne Betts

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Reginald Dwayne Betts is author of the memoir A Question of Freedom (Avery, 2009) and the poetry collection Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James Books, 2010). He is a 2010 Soros Justice Fellow and 2011 Radcliffe Fellow.

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