Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue. Her chapbooks include 7 x 7: kwansabas and THE GREATEST!: An Homage to Muhammad Ali. Her writing has appeared in POETRY, Essence, NYLON, Obsidian, Callaloo, and several anthologies, including Best Black Women's Erotica 2 and Erotic Haiku. Betts earned her MFA at New England College and her Ph.D. in English at Binghamton University.