Bastards of the Reagan Era

Bastards of the Reagan Era

Book - 2015
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Fierce, lyrical and unsparing, the poems in Reginald Dwayne Betts's new book&bear witness to the author's difficult journey from prison to law school, and the experiences of the men he got to know in prison. It is a haunting and harrowing book that addresses, through the power of poetry, the same subjects at the heart of&Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me and Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crowthe trials of coming of age during an era in which unarmed black men and boys are dying at the hands of police officers, and millions are incarcerated by a justice system that turns people into statistics and warps their lives and hopes&Bastards of the Reagan Era&demonstrates [Betts's] ability to use the musical power of words to convey what it is like to grow up black and marginalized, and the crushing, humiliating experience of prison.
Publisher: New York, NY : Four Way Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9781935536659
1935536656
Branch Call Number: 811 BETTS
Characteristics: 68 pages ; 23 cm

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