Tara Betts

Tara BettsTara Betts is the author of the poetry collection Arc and Huea Ph.D. candidate at Binghamton University, and a Cave Canem fellow. Tara’s poetry also appeared in EssenceBum Rush the Page, Saul Williams’ CHORUS: A Literary MixtapeVILLANELLES, both Spoken Word Revolution anthologies, and A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. Her research interests include African American literature, poetry, creative writing pedagogy, and most recently sound studies.  In the 1990s, she co-founded and co-hosted WLUW 88.7FM’s “The Hip Hop Project” at Loyola University while writing for underground hip hop magazines, Black Radio ExclusiveThe Source, and XXL. She is co-editor of Bop, Strut, and Dance, an anthology of Bop poems with Afaa M. Weaver.

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