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Felon

Poems

Reginald Dwayne Betts (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/30/2021)
Hardcover (10/15/2019)

Description

A searing volume by a poet whose work conveys "the visceral effect that prison has on identity" (New York Times).

Felon tells the story of one man in fierce, dazzling poems--canvassing his 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 postincarceration existence and examines prison not as a static space, but as a force that enacts pressure throughout a person's life. Challenging the complexities of language, Betts animates what it means to be a "felon."

From "Night"

What she tells me: prison killed youmy love, killed you so dead that you're nothere now, you're never here, you're always.

Simon & Schuster Audio, 9781797101675

Publication Date: October 15, 2019