KTEP - El Paso, Texas

WORDS ON A WIRE: Tara Betts (extended)

Ben & Daniel talk with writer Tara Betts, author of the new collection "Arc & Hue."  Betts talks about how her politics & passions find her way into her work.  She also talks about her early introduction to poetry and reading at open mics and poetry slams in Chicago.  Betts also talks about the people who influence her poetry.   In this online-only extended interview , Betts also talks about her musical & artistic influences, and how social media affects her poetry.  http://tarabetts.net

Tara Betts reads this week's Poem of the Week: "What It's Like to be a Mixed Girl for Those of You Who Aren't," from her collection "Arc & Hue." 

Aired Feb. 24, 2013.