Tara Betts

Tara Betts, Sandra Beasley, Meaghan O’Rourke, Tracy K. Smith, and Lena Dunham on Sylvia Plath in the New York Times.

The Dance Enthusiast on the web series “Any Resemblance,” for which Tara Betts is one of the writers. Be on the look out of Season 2!

The New York Times on THE GREATEST!: “Tara Betts’s libretto, recited in voice-over, sampled Ali’s famous phrases and effectively established the racism Ali fought against.”

Essence Magazine’s “40th Anniversary Portfolio: 40 Favorite Poets”

Tara Betts reading her poem “Erasure” on The Progressive‘s website.

Reviews of  Arc & Hue

Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, Vol. 26:1, Summer 2010

What Craig Santos Perez says on Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog

Arc & Hue reviewed at Defenders Online

Feminist Review on “Arc and Hue”

Meridian, Issue 24, January 2010

“Reading List: The Poetry Edition” on

review of “Arc & Hue” at “Elevate Difference”


Live Unchained, May 2010

Self-Interview with Tara Betts on The Nervous Breakdown

Split This Rock Poetry Festival’s interview by Abdul Ali

A Conversation with Tara Betts

Girls Write Now Craft Talk video on November 14, 2009

Tara interviewed for GirlSpeak

Tara Betts: Truth in a Plain Brown Wrapper, 2007


Listener-nominated poet Tara Betts on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show”

umuvme radio with Yolanda Wisher on G-town Radio

“Chicago Amplified” on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio (October 1, 2009)

Tara Betts on “The Blood-Jet Writing Hour” w/ Rachelle Cruz on blogtalkradio

Poems on WNYC