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Reginald Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of three books. Betts’s latest collection of poems, Bastards of the Reagan Era, has been named the winner of the PEN New England Poetry Prize. His first collection of poems, Shahid Reads His Own Palm, won the Beatrice Hawley Award. Betts’s memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, was the recipient of the 2010 NAACP Image Award for nonfiction. Reginald Dwayne Betts is an Emerson Fellow at New America.