Reginald Dwayne Betts CSUB Kegley Ethics lecture
Kegley Institute of Ethics 17th Annual Fall Lecture will feature Reginald Dwayne Betts.
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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
One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2020
Winner of the 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry
Finalist for the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry
A searing volume by a poet whose work conveys "the visceral effect that prison has on identity" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times).
Gripping and terrifying, eloquent and heartwrenching, this debut collection delves into hellish territory: prison life. Soulful poems somberly capture time-bending experiences and the survivalist mentality needed to live a contradiction, confronting both daily torment and one's illogical fear of freedom.
Bastards of the Reagan Era is a challenge, confronting realities that frame an America often made invisible. Within these poems, we see the city as distant lover, we hear “the sound that comes from all / the hurt & want that leads a man to turn his back to the world.” We see that and we see each reason why we return to what pains us.
A unique prison narrative that testifies to the power of books to transform a young man's life