Fellows' Presentation

Near Burn and Burden

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2011–2012 Fellows' Presentation Series.

As a Radcliffe Institute fellow, Reginald Dwayne Betts will finish writing “Near Burn and Burden.” This collection—anchored by the long poems “Southampton, VA” and “For the City That Nearly Broke Me”—will weave poverty, incarceration, and race to confront important issues in contemporary American society.