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review Felon AUTHOR Reginald Dwayne Betts ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB C space but as a force that enacts pressure throughout a person’s lifeThe poems move between traditional and newfound forms with power and agility from revolutionary found poems created by redacting court documents to the astonishing crown of sonnets that serves as the volume’s radiant conclusion Drawing inspiration from lawsuits filed on behalf of the incarcerated the redaction p. These poems are raw and best appreciated listening to the audiobook which is read by the author

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review Felon AUTHOR Reginald Dwayne Betts ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Felon tells the story of the effects of incarceration in fierce dazzling poems 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 postincarceration existence and examines prison not as a stati. Outstanding poems about incarceration and how a man can still feel like he is in a cage as he walks free The range here is impressive There is a real honesty here of a man who is looking into himself without blinking At times it is uncomfortable but in a good way The redacted poems about bail injustice are particularly powerful but really the collection as individual poems and as a whole is incredibly moving nuanced and compelling

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review Felon AUTHOR Reginald Dwayne Betts ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Oems focus on the ways we exploit and erase the poor and imprisoned from public consciousness Traditionally redaction erases what is top secret; in Felon Betts redacts what is superfluous bringing into focus the profound failures of the criminal justice system and the inadeuacy of the labels it generatesChallenging the complexities of language Betts animates what it means to be a felo. This is a powerful and elouent collection Betts is able to communicate the experiences surrounding crimes and the depth prejudice and eternity of the aftermath The poet owns his actions in full and tells us how they haunt every minute of his life inside and outside prison He speaks of love for his wife and his small sons But he also demands that we own the world faced by young black men and the criminal justice system as well That want to be known governs us allThe language is informed by the streets prisons and jails newspapers classical and Biblical works in vocabulary allusion and rhythm Really something But Betts himself is evidence of the wide range of potential outcomes for any individual He served eight years for carjacking He has subseuently written and taught poetry been active in juvenile justice programs and graduated from Yale Law School


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    PDF Felon AUTHOR Reginald Dwayne Betts ✓ Reginald Dwayne Betts Outstanding poems about incarceration and how a man can still feel like he is in a cage as he walks free The range here is impressive There is a real honesty here of a man who is looking into himself without blinking At times it is uncomfortable but in a good way The redacted poems about bail injustice are particularly powerful but really the collection as individual poems and as a whole is incredibly moving nuanced and compell

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    Summary Felon AUTHOR Reginald Dwayne Betts Reginald Dwayne Betts ✓ 6 review characters ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Reginald Dwayne Betts A collection of raw poems exploring the toll of incarceration and its aftermath on the lives of Black men Especially memorable are the poems on fatherhood and recovery and the audio read by the author is great

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    PDF Felon AUTHOR Reginald Dwayne Betts ✓ Reginald Dwayne Betts Primal exuisite and even beautiful to intertwine the experience of life after prison and always keeping that ex

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  • Hardcover
  • 85
  • Felon AUTHOR Reginald Dwayne Betts
  • Reginald Dwayne Betts
  • English
  • 15 December 2019
  • 9780393652147