R. Shawntez Jackson

R. Shawntez Jackson

R. Shawntez Jackson is a native of the Eastbay. He is an award-winning poet, playwright, spoken word artist, actor, educator, and father of Wordsi2i, a dramatic arts community empowerment program. He is described as a vivid story-teller creatively framing and displaying some of the best and worst details of relationships, religion, and sexuality. Shawntez has publications in the Cipactli Journal 2017, Transfer Magazine, The Ana, 45 Magazine, and the Academy of Heart and Mind.

Bum’ma (Because I Couldn’t Say Grandma)

Poem

I grew from the house of her womb one generation away
but she apprenticed me