Carl Bettis

This Friday, 8 PM Central US time, Riverfront Readings on Zoom presents Annette Hope Billings, Colleen Maynard, and Celeste Oster! #poetry


Brief description: I'm a software engineer and writer.
Twitter username: caracabe

About me

I'm a software engineer and writer. My works (mostly poems) have appeared in a number of publications, including the periodicals Thorny Locust, Daily Science Fiction, Paper and Ink Literary Zine, and I-70 Review, and the anthologies Chance of a Ghost, The Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers, and the 365 Poems anthologies 1, 2, and 3. My self-published poetry chapbooks include Look/Don't Look, Cabinet of Fossils, Glitch, If By That, and Love, Careful Love. I was the typist and proofreader for a chapbook by my late canine friend, Lucy Barker, Not Your Good Girl. (50% of the proceeds from Not Your Good Girl are donated to the KC Pet Project.) I'm a part of Riverfront Readings, which has been producing readings of poetry and literary fiction in the Kansas City area for over 30 years.

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