Film, Video Life of a Poet: Reginald Dwayne Betts

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Title
Life of a Poet: Reginald Dwayne Betts
Summary
Acclaimed poet Reginald Dwayne Betts discusses his life, career and art with Ron Charles, book critic at The Washington Post.
Event Date
November 20, 2019
Notes
-  Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of a memoir and three books of poetry. His memoir, "A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison," was awarded the 2010 NAACP Image Award for non-fiction. His books of poetry are "Shaheed Reads His Own Palm," "Bastards of the Reagan Era" and "Felon." Betts is a 2010 Soros Justice Fellow, 2011 Radcliffe Fellow and 2012 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. In 2012, Betts was appointed to the Coordinating Council of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention by President Obama. He is a graduate of Prince George's Community College, the University of Maryland, the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College, and is currently a doctoral student at Yale Law School.
-  Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. For several years, he was the editor of The Post's "Book Work" and edited the "Poet's Choice" column. His reviews have won the National Book Critics Circle Award for best criticism and 1st place for Arts & Entertainment Commentary from the Society for Features Journalism. Washingtonian Magazine named him as one of the 40 people who shaped DC in 2010.
Running Time
1 hours, 22 minutes, 21 seconds
Language
English
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