Damien McClendon – “Slavery Auditions for the Role of Jesus in a Movie Called America”

Performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“Did I not lay down my life and take it back up again in the same amendment? Me and Jesus basically the same person.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Damien McClendon, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.

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