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Jonathan Samuel Eddie is a spoken word comedian hailing from Columbus, GA. This alumnus of Georgia Southern represented the city of Atlanta at the National Poetry Slam competition as a member of the 2012 and 2014 Art Amok Poetry Slam Teams, as well as 2015 Java Monkey Team. He was also the 2012 and 2014 Grand Slam Champion at Art Amok. At the 2014 and 2015 Southern Fried Regional Poetry Festival, he ranked among the top 10 individual competing poets. With support from Alternate ROOTS, he most recently penned and staged the one man show, Journey Here, which candidly chronicled his life as a writer/performer, black man, teaching artist, and caregiver for his mother, whom was living with Alzheimer's. He published his first chapbook, "A Whole Notha Kinda Missing" in late 2016. He was a featured stand up comic at the 2014 Black Box Comedy Festival in Atlanta, GA. An avid thespian, he has written, directed, produced and performed in numerous stage plays. He currently serves as the founder/director of the Fountain City Teen Poetry Slam, an organization that inspires youth to use their creativity as a positive outlet in their daily lives.