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Meet Poetry Educators

Reginald Dwayne Betts writes poems. A Cave Canem fellow, his poetry has appeared in several national magazines. He is a Breadloaf Writer's Conference scholarship recipient, a finalist for the 2007 Ruth Lily fellowship and received Honorable Mention for the 2007 Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest. A student on full scholarship at the University of Maryland and at present, Betts works on his debut book of poetry, Shahid Learns to Pray , and has a book deal with Avery/ Penguin for his memoir, A Question of Freedom.


Sarah Browning has taught creative writing workshops for children, teens, adults, and seniors in libraries, community centers, prisons, and schools. Her first book of poems, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, was published by The Word Works in 2007. She is coeditor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology and coordinates the group of the same name. She is the recipient of an individual artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. Browning hosts the Sunday Kind of Love poetry series at Busboys & Poets and is organizing Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, to be held in Washington, D.C. in March, 2008.



Kim Roberts is the author of two books of poems, The Kimnama (Vrzhu Press, 2007) and The Wishbone Galaxy (WWPH, 1994). She edits two online literary journals, the highly acclaimed Beltway Poetry Quarterly, which she founded in January 2000, and The Delaware Poetry Review, which began publication in the summer of 2007. Roberts has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Humanities Council of Washington, and the DC Commission on the Arts, and has been a writer-in-residence at eleven artist colonies throughout the US.

Nina Mercer, Folger Poetry Educator


Reginald Dwayne Betts's Poetry

Sarah Browning's Poetry

Beltway Poetry Quarterly

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