Tara Betts


Tara Betts is a lecturer in creative writing at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is a Cave Canem fellow who has received her residencies from the Ragdale Foundation, Centrum, Caldera and an Illinois Art's Council Artist fellowship. Tara is also a poetry editor for November 3rd Club. Tara's work has appeared in Obsidian III, Callaloo, PMS, Columbia Poetry Review, Ninth Letter, HANGING LOOSE, and Drunken Boat. Her work is anthologized in several collections, including Gathering Ground (University of Michigan Press), Bum Rush the Page (Three Rivers Press), The Spoken Word Revolution (Sourcebooks), Power Lines (Tia Chucha Press), These Hands I Know (Sarabande), Hurricane Blues (Southeast Missouri University Press), and Letters to the World (Red Hen Press).