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February 8, 2016

I’m Learning Nothing This Night

Reginald Dwayne Betts

About This Poem


“This poem began with an article I read about farming in America. The outcomes, the chance for success, to even gain a living from this work they’ve invested their lives in, is bleak. Still, some persist—sometimes love is like that.”
—Reginald Dwayne Betts


Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books, 2015). He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.


Photo credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths 



Poetry by Betts


Bastards of the Reagan Era

(Four Way Books, 2015)

"Hands" by Siv Cedering


"A Blessing for Wedding" by Jane Hirshfield


"26" by Rachel Eliza Griffiths




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