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Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementReginald Dwayne Betts
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3602.E826 B37 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination68 pages
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27197729M
ISBN 101935536656
ISBN 109781935536659
LC Control Number2015006031
OCLC/WorldCa904194400

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The Reagan Era or Age of Reagan is a periodization of recent American history used by historians and political observers to emphasize that the conservative "Reagan Revolution" led by President Ronald Reagan in domestic and foreign policy had a lasting impact. It overlaps with what political scientists call the Sixth Party tions of the Reagan Era universally include the s.   In his biting, insistent book of poems, Bastards of the Reagan Era, Reginald Dwayne Betts lets the reader know he will not depict the ghetto in the feel-good manner of the early ’90s films he references, Menace II Society and Boyz n the Hood. "Fierce, lyrical and unsparing, the poems in Bastards of the Reagan Era is a haunting and harrowing book that addresses, through the power of poetry, the trials of coming of age during an era in which unarmed black men and boys are dying at the hands of police officers, and millions are incarcerated by a justice system that turns people into statistics and warps their lives and hopes."—Michiko Kakutani, New /5(12). Reginald Dwayne Betts is a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award for Bastards of the Reagan Era. This book of poetry turns a critical eye to the harsh realities of American society and its treatment of black men. Addressing police brutality, the war on drugs, and the painful experience of being a prisoner, these poems lure readers to.