Aquarius Press/Willow Books
Tara Betts received her MFA from New England College and is a Cave Canem fellow. Her work appears in Callaloo, Essence, Gathering Ground, and The Spoken Word Revolution, among other publications. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and lives in the New York area. Arc & Hue is her debut collection.
When the words arc and hue come together they often make a rainbow. In these illuminating narratives, from personal to public, Tara Betts draws on a “coalition” of rich urban heritages to not only bring about the self-healing of a divided identity, but the prismatic “further healing” of a divided America, unearthing the linguist riches and myths of the African Diaspora along her way. These bold and engaging poems are the treasures of a caring writer fully committed to her gift. Sistuh Lady cooks. —Wanda Coleman, poet & writer, Mercurochrome
UPCOMING BOOK LAUNCH DATES:
September 20, 2009, PM - Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC
Tara's ARC & HUE official release party featuring Latasha Natasha Diggs, Aracelis Girmay, Rachel McKibbens, Nemiss, Giselle Buchanan & Cynthia Ceez Keteku of the 2009 Urban Word slam team, host Mahogany Browne and others.
October 2, 2009, 8 PM - The Silver Room
1442 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
This is Tara's official Chicago release party. Arrive early since we are expecting a large turn-out!
October 5, 2009, 7 PM - LouderArts-Bar 13
35 E. 13th Street, New York, NY
Bar 13 features Tara Betts for an NYC book party for ARC AND HUE. Admission: $5
HOW TO ORDER YOUR COPY:
You can still pre-order your copy of ARC & HUE before the readings below for 20% OFF THE COVER PRICE. Just visit Willow Books Poetry or http://stores.aquariuspressbookseller.net/Detail.bok?no=34 before 9/1/09. If you order after, Sept. 1, the price will be $15. Get your discount now!