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Tara Betts

Years: 2002, 2003, 2005


Originally from Illinois, Tara Betts is the author of Arc and Hue. She is a graduate of the New England College MFA Program. She represented Chicago twice at the National Poetry Slam, coached youth who went on to Brave New Voices, and appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam. Her writing has also been dramatized for the stage in several productions, including Steppenwolf Theater's Words On Fire and Fingernails Across the Chalkboard.