SF Center for the Book’s “Big Shindig” w/ Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin
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San Francisco Center for the Book | 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA
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Join San Francisco Center for the Book in person as we celebrate print culture and twenty-five years of community building. SFCB welcomes 2021 San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin for an evening of poetry and printing in our studio. Eisen-Martin will present selections of his poetry; his poem I Make Promises Before I Dream will be live-printed during the event for attendees.
About Tongo Eisen-Martin: Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin 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. His latest book Blood On The Fog was released earlier this year by City Lights Books as part of the City Lights Pocket Poets series. In 2020, he co-founded Black Freighter Press. He is San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate.
Categories: Art & Museums, In Person, Literature