Heaven Is All Goodbyes
Pocket Poets Series No. 61
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, Thursday, September 14th, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
celebrating the release of
Number 61 in the Pocket Poets Series
Heaven Is All Goodbyes published by City Lights Books.
"The tesseraic language of Tongo Eisen Martin's Heaven Is All Goodbyes brings a new, shared articulation to the intricacies and interconnections of grief and life, speech and site, state and inhabitant, violence and landscape. Here, polyvocal assemblages gather and revolt against our 'porcelain epoch / succeeding for the most part / dying for the most part / married for the most part to its death.' This is resistance as sound."––Claudia Rankine
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 in 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.
Friday, September 15th, 7:00PM
Portland, OR: Ford Food and Drink
Tongo Eisen-Martin reads for the Switch Reading Series in Portland. Joining him is Jordan Scott and Phoebe Wayne.
Event takes place at Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave. in Portland.
More info at theswitchpdx.blogspot.com.
Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00PM
Oakland, CA: Diesel, a Bookstore
Tongo Eisen-Martin, discusses and signs his new book Heaven Is All Goodbyes at Diesel in the Rockridge area of Oakland.
Diesel is located at 5433 College Ave. Go to dieselbookstore.com for more information.
Saturday, September 23rd, 4:00PM
St. Louis, MO: BookFest St. Louis
Tongo Eisen-Martin takes part in a panel at the first annual BookFest St. Louis. Panelists and more info to be announced.
For more information, go to bookfeststl.com.
Thursday, October 5th, 7:30PM
Berkeley, CA: Pegasus Books
Tongo Eisen-Martin reads from his new book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, at Pegasus Books in downtown Berkeley.
Pegasus Downtown is located at 2349 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. For more information go to pegasusbookstore.com.