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scattered freckles / like nutmeg rainlets

of a flavored pie  / let us picnic / so i can taste the ginger 

 

 

for nia long 

            By Van G. Garrett

scooped from the earth's finest clay

with perfectly scattered freckles

like nutmeg rainlets

of a flavored pie 

let us picnic

so i can taste the ginger 

of your lips

as my toes curl 

under the umbrella of a mossy tree

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Van G. Garrett, a writer, photographer, and teacher from Houston, TX can best be described as a “contemporary courier of creativity.”  Garrett, a 1999 graduate of Houston Baptist University, has a BA in English (with an emphasis in creative writing) and Mass Media (with an emphasis in print) which he has utilized as demonstrated by his various publications and honors.

He was awarded the Danny Lee Lawrence prize for poetry in 1999, a 2002 Callaloo Creative Writing Fellowship for poetry, and his poems have appeared in Rolling Out, Life Imitating Art, Swirl, Drumvoices Review, Curbside Review, Shanks’ Mare, Urban Beat, E! Scene and elsewhere. His photography has appeared in Source, has been contracted by Capitol Records, and has been on display at the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston. v.g.garrett@usa.net

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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Ancient African Nations

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