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Poet and Essayist R. Dwayne Betts Speaks

February 28th 2014 - 3:30pm

Poet and essayist R. Dwayne Betts will visit Oklahoma State University - Stillwater campus on Friday, February 28. He will give a craft talk on approaching the political with nuance at 3:30pm in the Library Browsing Room, and reading from his poetry and nonfiction in the same location at 7:00pm. Betts writes and lectures about the craft of writing, as well as the impact of mass incarceration on American society. He is the author of the memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison (Avery/Penguin, 2009); the nonfiction work-in-progress, The Circumference of a Prison; the collection of poetry, Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James Books, 2010); and another second collection of poetry (forthcoming from Four Way Books, 2015). Betts’ literary honors include the 2009 Beatrice Hawley Award for poetry, a Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference scholarship, the Holden Fellowship to attend the M.F.A. program at Warren Wilson College, etc.

Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University, 219 Student Union, Stillwater, OK 74074, USA

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