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Richard Betts

Rookie (December 8,1964 / Philadelphia, PA)

Biography of Richard Betts

Born on December 8,1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Richard Betts, was raised in the Mayfair/Tacony section of northeast Philadelphia.

In December 1986, he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) .

Richard Betts's Works:

Duality: Poems
The Poetry of Richard Betts, Jr.

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Fields

In the fields where you used to roam,
You lay tangled up in his chains.
And now when he leads you home,
Your spirit is choked by his reins.

We stood silent as you were led,
To the loneliness of your stable.
The stories and lies you were fed,
Hid the truth behind the fable.

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