Posts Tagged: tara Betts

Notable Chicago: 9/21–9/27

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Literary events in and around Chicago this week!

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The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2018

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A selection of AWP 2018 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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Visitations: Gwendolyn Brooks at One Hundred

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A visitation is how I describe the past weeks walking with Gwendolyn Books. It is like she is just around every corner.

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Notable Chicago: 8/11–8/17

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Friday 8/11: Visit Women & Children First for a poetry reading with Emily Jungmin Yoon, C.M. Burroughs, and Holly Amos. 7:30 p.m., free. Tuesday 8/15: Camille Bordas discusses her novel, How to Behave in a Crowd at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. 6 p.m., free.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tara Betts

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Tara Betts discusses her newest collection, Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity.

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Notable Chicago: 11/18–11/24

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Friday 11/18: Fifth Wednesday Journal presents a reading by Tony Triglio, Christina Pugh, Richard Jones, and Sheila Donohue at The Book Cellar. 7 p.m., free. Tara Betts will read from her new poetry collection Break the Habit at Women & Children First! Tara will be joined by Eve Ewing and Erika Sanchez. 7:30 p.m., free. Saturday […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Tara Betts found herself attacked by a particularly ignorant political blogger named Debbie Schlussel over her class at UrbanWordNYC. Betts’s response is elegant, measured, and powerful, everything the attack was not. Update: I have been told that Schlussel’s attack was directed at the idea of hip-hop pedagogy and the associated program at the University of […]

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