Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit, Arc & Hue, and Refuse to Disappear. In addition to working as an editor, a teaching artist, and a mentor for other writers, she has taught at several universities. She is the Inaugural Poet for the People Practitioner Fellow at University of Chicago and founder of Whirlwind Learning Center. Tara can be found on twitter at @tarabetts and on instagram at @chitownbetts.
Illinois Bicentennial Poem commissioned by Illinois Humanities and published by Candor Arts, 2019