The Westchester Poetry Festival celebrates its 10th year! Poet Dwayne Betts shares his own experience, detailing his trek from incarceration to Yale Law School and the role that grit, perseverance and literature played in his success. As a teenager in maximum security prison, his poetry speaks to the state of the current criminal justice system and presents encouraging ideas for change.
Betts has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker and the Washington Post. Other acclaimed poets who will join him are Leila Chatti, Aaron Coleman, Margo Taft-Stever and Sean Singer.