On today’s episode of The Stacks we’re talking with poet, lawyer, and activist, Reginald Dwayne Betts about The Tradition by Jericho Brown for The Stacks Book Club. We discuss poems as fact or fiction, what happens when you hear a poem out loud, and the ways different poems can take on different meanings to different people.
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- The Tradition by Jericho Brown
- Felon by Reginald Dwayne Betts
- Million Book Project Fundraiser
- “Ep. 158 Reaching for Answers with Reginald Dwayne Betts” (The Stacks)
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- Pulitzer Prize
- Open by Andre Agassi
- Nate Marshall
- Mad Dog 20/20
- Petty Cash Taqueria (Los Angeles, CA)
- “Ghazal” by Reginald Dwayne Betts
- Haki R. Madhubuti (Don L. Lee)
- Jet Magazine
- Nikki Giovanni
- Simon and Garfunkel
- ” Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel (1970)
- ” Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Aretha Franklin (1984)
- Bruce Springstein
- Sonia Sanchez
- William Shakespeare
- Romeo + Juliet (Baz Lurhmann, 1996 )
- “Jericho Brown – Small Truths and Other Surprises” (On Being Studios)
- “Hustle” by Jericho Brown
- Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
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