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Presented By: Michigan Quarterly Review

Democracy and the Carceral State: a reading and discussion with poet Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts Reginald Dwayne Betts
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts will read from his most recent collection, Felon, and discuss the ways in which incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people are left out of conversations about Democracy. This event will be an opportunity to consider the intersections between free speech, disenfranchisement, and mass incarceration. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A. Co-sponsored by the Democracy and Debate Theme Semester, the Prison Creative Arts Project, and the Michigan Quarterly Review.

Register to attend. The event is free and open to the public. Contact with any accessibility requests.

To register for the event please follow this link:

To order the Fall 2020 special issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review guest edited by Reginald Dwayne Betts visit

Felon is available for purchase from Literati Bookstore:

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