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Bastards of the Reagan Era (Stahlecker Selections)

Reginald Dwayne Betts


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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.

Four Way Books, 9781935536659, 84pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2015

About the Author

REGINALD DWAYNE BETTS’S Shahid Reads His Own Palm won the Beatrice Hawley Award. His memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, received the 2010 NAACP Image Award for nonfiction. He is a Yale Law student.

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