Alum's Book Listed Among New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2020
November 20, 2020 English | College of Arts and Humanities
Reginald Dwaye Betts' work Felon was selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
UMD English alum Reginald Dwaye Betts '09 book of poems 'Felon' was selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
From the editors:
"Betts’s searing third collection surveys the underworlds of incarceration and its aftermath. “There is no name for this thing that you’ve become,” he writes: “Convict, prisoner, inmate, lifer, yardbird, all fail.” What does not fail is the language Betts sends prismatically through his experience to refract the prison-industrial complex."