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Performance: Tongo Eisen-Martin Spoken Word Album

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Date:
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
San Francisco Public Library
Email:
Phone:
415-557-4400
Location Details:
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Celebrate the debut record of San Francisco's current Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin, I Go To The Railroad Track And Follow Them To The Station Of My Enemies. The spoken word album was released under Rocks In Your Head Records. Eisen-Martin and friends share their poetry in the African American Center on the third floor of the Main, San Francisco Public Library. A discussion with Sonny Smith, from Rocks In Your Head Records, follows the poetry reading.

Eisen-Martin, originally from San Francisco, is a poet, movement worker and educator. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He is the author of Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Books, 2017), which was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize, received the California Book Award for Poetry, an American Book Award and a PEN Oakland Book Award. He is also the author of Someone's Dead Already (Bootstrap Press, 2015). Blood on the Fog (City Lights Books, 2021), his newest collection of poems, is volume 62 in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series. He is the San Francisco's current Poet Laureate.

This event will be held in the African American Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Fl

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
For accommodations (such as ASL interpretation or captioning), call (415) 557-4557 or contact accessibility [at] sfpl.org. Requesting at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.

Free
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jun 21, 2022 9:04AM
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