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Reginald Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts was a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2018 NEA Fellow. He has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Washington Post. He is a PhD candidate in Law at Yale and as a Liman Fellow, he spent a year representing clients in the New Haven Public Defender’s Office. He is the author of Felon.

Reginald Dwayne Betts Poetry
I have called, in my wasted youth, the concrete slabs
Of prison home. Awakened to guards keeping tabs
On my breath.
Reginald Dwayne Betts
bettspoem1 Poetry

But for is always game.
A man can be murdered 
twice, but for science, 
his body a pool of blood 

Reginald Dwayne Betts