Review: Reginald Dwayne Betts, Letter to Yusef Komunyakaa

Dear Yusef,

The story I tell most often about poetry begins with the hole. A contraband copy of Dudley Randall’s Black Poets slipped under my cell door in solitary introducing me to Sonia Sanchez, Claude McKay, Nikki Giovanni, Lucille Clifton, Etheridge Knight, and more. I tell less often what happened weeks later. Shipped off to a super-maximum-security…

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