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Felon: Poems

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Felon: Poems

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Winner of the NAACP Image Award and finalist for the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prize

“A powerful work of lyric art.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice

In fierce, agile poems, Felon tells the story of the effects of incarceration—canvassing a wide range of emotions and experiences through homelessness, underemployment, love, drug abuse, domestic violence, fatherhood, and grace—and, in doing so, creates a travelogue for an imagined life. Reginald Dwayne Betts confronts the funk of post-incarceration existence in traditional and newfound forms, from revolutionary found poems created by redacting court documents to the astonishing crown of sonnets that serves as the volume’s radiant conclusion.

Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet and essayist. He is the author of three volumes of poetry and one memoir. A graduate of Yale Law School, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his family.

ISBN: 9780393542035

ISBN-10: 9780393542035

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: 03/30/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/30/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 112

Language: English

Categories

Poetry / American / African American

Poetry / Subjects & Themes