January 25, 2016

Reading/Discussion by Reginald Dwayne Betts at Trinity Wall Street – J. Chester Johnson, Moderator

A Reading and Conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts author of Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books)
Chester Johnson, Moderator

Sunday, February 21, 2016
Trinity Parish, 2 Rector Street, NYC

"Fierce, lyrical and unsparing, the poems in Reginald Dwayne Betts' new book, Bastards of the Reagan Era, bear witness to the author's difficult journey from prison to law school, and the experiences of the men he got to know in prison..." – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times, October 2015

Click here for a PDF of the commentary on Betts’ poetry by J. Chester Johnson


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