Felon: Poems


SKU: 9780393542035
Author: Betts, Reginald Dwayne
Publication Date: 03/30/2021
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


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.