Hand drawn portraits by Ebuka Emmanuel Nwafor
See Ebuka’s poems and other drawings among these pages of his. If you would like to commission him to draw for you, see E.E. Art at
or see Ebuka’s Facebook page at
THE COUPLE: MARSHALL AND JESSICA JONES:
Marshall and Jessica met in the spring of 2019 at a Correctional Center in Winsconsin. Marshall was an inmate volunteer assisting with internal programs to elevate the life of inmates. Jessica was hired to lead programs formally to benefit inmates. She did too good a job and was fired on Friday 13, 2019, having failed her probabation due to being too successful. She wanted to keep in touch with the inner workings of prison life, and wrote a letter to Marshall which was intercepted and Correctional Management threw him in the hole.
Marshall was subsequently transferred to another facility, they recommunicated, despite covid. Jessica had introduced Marshall to Peter Will Stevens in July 2020, and Marshall became the 5th poet on Red Thread Poets which launched October 10, 2020. On November 1st 2020, Red Thread Poets Facebook page started posting Marshall’s “Red Granite” Daily Devotions written from his new location in Redgranite WI.
As of the fourth quarter of 2023, Marshall had written over 800 Daily Devotions, which Red Thread Poets has posted every day. On November 1st 2022, Marshall and Jessica got married.
This drawing of “The Couple” was taken from a photograph taken at the time of their marriage.
Marshall remains in incarceration – pray for his soon release.
I, Peter Stevens, asked Ebuka to honour my dear friends by sketching their portraits. I am honoured by Ebuka’s work and thrilled to share it with you on Red Thread Poets.
My Dad introduced me to Veronica – he knew her dad. My Dad, Douglas William Stevens ARPS had a photo studio, and took some wonderful pictures of her after we started dating. Ebuka saw one and made this lovely sketch. Veronica and I were married in 1966 and now live in Canada. Thank you Ebuka, Peter Will
GENESIS OF TRUE LOVE:
VOICES IN MY HEAD:
AGENT OF VIOLENCE:
GOOD DAYS ARE GONE:
MIRROE TO SEE TOMORROW: