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Felon: Poems (Kobo eBook)
**Winner of the NAACP Image Award and finalist for the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prize
“A powerful work of lyric art.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice**
In fierce, agile poems, Felon tells the story of the effects of incarceration—canvassing a wide range of emotions and experiences through homelessness, underemployment, love, drug abuse, domestic violence, fatherhood, and grace—and, in doing so, creates a travelogue for an imagined life. Reginald Dwayne Betts confronts the funk of post-incarceration existence in traditional and newfound forms, from revolutionary found poems created by redacting court documents to the astonishing crown of sonnets that serves as the volume’s radiant conclusion.