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. Updates


How did I manage to make it?
How did I somehow survive?
I look at the others who perished,
And I ask myself, 'Why? '

Why was I so fortunate?
Why not me instead of them?
I often see their faces,
A silent roll call of our dead.

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