Poetry. Foreword by Afaa Michael Weaver. ARC & HUE explores the paradoxes of life in America's past and present through the eyes of a biracial woman pondering the complexities of the world. This collection is also rich in musicality, a chorus of strong voices such as Billie Holiday, Tina Turner, and Pablo Neruda. ARC & HUE was nominated for an American Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, an Anisfield-Wolf Award, and a Hurston Wright Legacy Award.
Author City: BLOOMFIELD, NJ USA
Tara Betts is a lecturer in creative writing at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is a Cave Canem fellow who has received her residencies from the Ragdale Foundation, Centrum, Caldera and an Illinois Art's Council Artist fellowship. Tara is also a poetry editor for November 3rd Club. Tara's work has appeared in Obsidian III, Callaloo, PMS, Columbia Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, HANGING LOOSE, and Drunken Boat. Her work is anthologized in several collections, including Gathering Ground (University of Michigan Press), Bum Rush the Page (Three Rivers Press), The Spoken Word Revolution (Sourcebooks), Power Lines (Tia Chucha Press), These Hands I Know (Sarabande), Hurricane Blues (Southeast Missouri University Press), and Letters to the World (Red Hen Press).
Reviews and Other Links
Poetry Foundation Review by Craig Santos Perez
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