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A Question of Freedom

WIth an assist from the Beachwood 3-D News Desk.

Poetry magazine presents an evening of poetry featuring the work of memoirist, poet, and activist Reginald Dwayne Betts, author of the memoir A Question of Freedom and the poetry collection Shahid Reads His Own Palm.

A national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice, Betts writes and lectures about the impact of mass incarceration on American society. In April 2012, President Barack Obama appointed him as a member of the White House's Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency.

Betts has been awarded fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, the Open Society Institute, Bread Loaf Writers' Workshop, and Warren Wilson College. He will read from his work followed by a brief Q&A. Guests will receive complimentary copies of the June issue of Poetry.

When: Friday, June 8, 6:00 PM.
Where: Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street
Admission: Free admission on a first come, first-served basis.

"For you: anthophilous, lover of flowers" appeared in the September 2011 issue of Poetry.

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See also:
* USA Today: A Mind Unconfined By Jail
* Washington Post: From Inmate To Mentor
* Q&A with the New Yorker
* Excerpt of A Question of Freedom

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