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Kondwani Russell: Luzerne's poet laureate

Kondwani Russell: Luzerne's poet laureate

Kondwani Russell can be found sitting on his grandmother's step penning prose and pondering the perplex nature of black life in America. His recent poem 'The Baltimore Bullet Train,' a cinematic spoken-word video posted to YouTube, addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, black leadership, violence, and sticking together despite institutional despotism: "People can't even say 'the summer is mine'/ You can't enjoy yourself looking over your shoulder every five minutes without hearing guys dumping the nine/ Wearing R.I.P. shirts, my little man got slumped in his ride." Later on, Russell quotes Idi Amin and declares he's "coming at you...

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