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Ate for Six

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Submitted by: Russell Nichols

Artist's Project Description: 

It was 4 a.m. on Blackout Tuesday (6/2/20) when I wrote Ate For Six. The rage I felt from a cop fatally kneeling on George Floyd's neck came out in the form of this protest poem.

For the virtual performance, Celeste Hinnant directed an incredible cast (Terra Hodge, Justin Peoples, Anthony Shepard, Ibadan Mack, J. Mardrice Henderson, Laquana Henny) and David Ekemini edited the video to bring this piece to life and honor the countless Black lives stolen by police brutality and state-sanctioned violence.

Artist's Bio: Russell Nichols is a speculative fiction writer and endangered journalist. Raised in Richmond, California, he gave up all his stuff and now lives out of a backpack with his wife, vagabonding around the world since 2011. Get acquainted at

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