Past Event

Heaven Is All Goodbyes: Tongo Eisen-Martin

| City Lights Books

North Beach

City Lights Books
All ages
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From the organizer

On Thursday, September 14th, City Lights Booksellers will be celebrating its next volume in their famed Pocket Poets Series, originally started by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with Heaven Is All Goodbyes, a new book by San Francisco poet, activist, and community organizer Tongo Eisen-Martin. 

Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry book, someone's dead already, and his poetry has been featured in Harper's Magazine.

He is also a movement worker and educator whose work at Rikers Island was featured in the New York Times. He has been a faculty member at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, and his curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, "We Charge Genocide Again!" has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. 

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