Poetry Month: Tara Betts

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Listener nominated poet Tara Betts and lecturer in the creative writing department at Rutgers University, in the fourth and final installment of our Poetry Month segment, talks about her poetry and her work with young poets.


Tara Betts

Comments [8]

The Violent Femmes from NYC

Calm down. We love Cee-Lo. Did anyone listen to the poem, by any chance?

May. 05 2011 11:59 AM
Jamison from Fort Green

Thank you Brian!

May. 05 2011 11:58 AM

Just want to point out that the poet Tara Betts mentioned that some of the lines in her poem are from a Gnarls Barkley song. The song she quoted is actually a Violent Femmes song called Gone Daddy Gone from 1983, which was covered by Gnarls Barkley. The song also has a a verse in it that can be traced back to Willie Dixon in the 50's.
The artist should know who she is borrowing from.

May. 05 2011 11:57 AM
lizzy from EV

I was about to write the same thing. Lyrics by Gordon Gano, I think?

May. 05 2011 11:57 AM
Jamison from Fort Green

ARGGG its Tthe Violent Ffemmes that made that song!! Gnarls Barkley just ripped it off!
She just lost my respected.

May. 05 2011 11:55 AM
Sean from Brooklyn

Ms. Betts needs to do her "paraphrasing" homework. "Gone, Daddy, Gone" may have been covered by Gnarls Barkley, but it's originally by the Violent Femmes.

May. 05 2011 11:54 AM

originally the violent femmes, not gnarles barkley...

sounds more like a slam poet, which is cool too...

May. 05 2011 11:54 AM
michael from greenpoint

gnarls barkley might have covered the song, but i think "gone daddy gone" is a violent femmes song originally?

May. 05 2011 11:54 AM

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