9780393542035

Felon Poems

  • ISBN 13:

    9780393542035

  • ISBN 10:

    0393542033

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/30/2021
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Summary

In fierce, agile poems, Felon tells the story of the effects of incarceration—canvassing a 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 post-incarceration existence in traditional and newfound forms, from revolutionary found poems created by redacting court documents to the astonishing crown of sonnets that serves as the volume’s radiant conclusion.

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