Reginald Dwayne Betts

Poetry at Bennington: Reginald Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts is a poet, lawyer, and prison reform advocate, and the Executive Director of Freedom Reads, which seeks to improve access to literature in prisons. The author of the memoir A Question of Freedom (Penguin, 2010) and three collections of poetry, he has transformed his latest book, the American Book Award-winning Felon (Norton, 2019), into a solo theater show. In 2019, Betts won a National Magazine Award for his New York Times Magazine essay that chronicles his journey from prison to becoming a licensed attorney. He has been awarded a Radcliffe Fellowship from Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the NAACP Image Award, and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” Fellowship. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

This event is co-sponsored with Bennington College’s Prison Education Initiative.


Nov 30 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

More Info

More Information
Tishman Lecture Hall


Tishman Lecture Hall
Bennington College, 219 Campus Rd, North Bennington, VT 05257
More Information

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *