Carl Bettis

“beauty is more now than dying’s when” — e. e. cummings

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Brief description: Software engineer and writer
Twitter username: caracabe

About me

Carl Bettis is a software engineer and writer. His works 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. His self-published poetry chapbooks include Look/Don't Look, Cabinet of Fossils, Glitch, If By That, and Love, Careful Love. He was the typist and proofreader for a chapbook by his 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.) Carl is a part of Riverfront Readings, which has been producing readings of poetry and literary fiction in the Kansas City area for over 30 years.