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Jesus Two Way

Submitted by on March 6, 2009 – 10:19 amNo Comment |

The joint below is an excerpt from Garnes’ introspective poetry collection Like Sweet Tea On A Hot Summer Day to published on Homegrown (2009).

kunta

Jesus Two Way

By Edward M. Garnes Jr.  ©

today my Jesus two way

was interrupted by

an email from Kunta

subject line

“Get Free Or Die: The Misconceived Effects of Integration”


ed-train Award winning writer, educator, counselor, and activist Edward M. Garnes, Jr. is the founder of From Afros to Shelltoes: Art, Action, and Conversation, a nationally acclaimed series of cultural productions confronting the social divide between elders and hip hop heads, and holds a B.A. in English Writing from DePauw University and a M.A. in Counseling from Michigan State University . His seminal essay, ” Sweet Tea Ethics: Black Luv, Healthcare, and Cultural Mistrust,” currently appears in Not In My Family: AIDS in the African American Community, a 2007 NAACP Image Award nominated collection edited by Gil Robertson. (www.afrostoshelltoes.com).

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