My friend and fellow poet, Dwayne Betts, is having a very good year. So many wonderful things are happening with his work and I just wanted to post a few links in case you've been living under a rock and haven't heard any of the buzz:
- Dwayne in Essence: Essence Magazine highlights some of Dwayne's achievements by way of another wonderful writer, Abdul Ali.
- Dwayne on Tavis: Tavis Smiley was so impressed with Dwayne and his memoir that he invited him to be a guest on his radio show and on his television program. Watch the full television interview here.
- Dwayne in the Washington Post: Check the Post for Dwayne's story about being saved by literature and read a review of his book, A Question of Freedom.
- Dwayne as Poet Extraordinaire: Shahid Reads His Own Palm, Dwayne's first book of poetry is already award-winning and will be published by Alice James Books in 2010.
- Dwayne in the news: See what parts of Dwayne's story CNN has been tracking.
- Dwayne's space: Check out his personal website for reading dates, reviews and more ways to keep track of all his success.
If you haven't read Dwayne's memoir, do yourself a favor and get with the program. It's poignant, honest, and makes you re-evaluate how fortunate we are to be given second chances.