after George Jackson Because something else must belong to him, More than these chains, these cuffs, these cells— Something more than Hard Rock’s hurt, More than remembrances of where men Go mad with craving—corpuscle, epidermis, Flesh, men buried in the whale of it, all of it, Because the
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books, 2015) and Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James Books, 2010), which won the 2010 Beatrice Hawley Award. He is the recipient of a 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Betts was an Emerson Fellow at New America, and is a PhD candidate at Yale Law School. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.