Heaven Is All Goodbyes
Pocket Poets Series No. 61
Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00pm
Washington, DC: Anacosita Arts Center
Duende District, in partnership with MahoganyBooks & the Anacostia Arts Center, presents a powerful night of poetry with our City Lights guest feature Tongo Eisen-Martin, author of the new poetry collection Heaven Is All Goodbyes. He'll be joined by Elizabeth Acevedo, author of the poetry chapbook, BeastGirl, out from YesYesBooks.
Event is free, and takes place at Anacostia Arts Center on 1231 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC, 20020.
For more info, go to anacostiaartscenter.com.
Wednesday, October 25th, 7:30pm
Baltimore, MD: Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse
Red Emma's celebrates the release of Tongo Eisen Martin's Heaven Is All Goodbyes with a poetry reading by local poets Slangston Hughes and Olu Butterfly.
Following the poetry reading, a panel discussion will examine the role of cultural organizing in contemporary America. This panel discussion will be centered around: What does it mean to be a person of color who is an arts administrator in 2017? What does it mean to be an artist in 2017? As the landscape of arts institutions and arts organizations shift, how do arts presenters that focus on work by people of color continue to thrive and survive?
Red Emma's is located at 30 W. North Ave. in Baltimore. For more info, go to redemmas.org.
Sunday, October 29th, 8:00pm
Washington, DC: Rhizome DC
Come out to Rhizome and experience this gumbo of creative expression. Poetry by Tongo Eisen-Martin, music by Suns of Ra (Jamal Moore and Dr. Thomas Stanley), video projections by Ada Pinkston.
Special Advanced $10 tickets available for a limited time. Tickets available at link above.
Rhizome DC is located at 6950 Maple St. NW in Washington, DC.
Sunday, November 19th, 1:30pm
Miami, FL: Miami Dade College, Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor)
Tongo Eisen-Martin in conversation with author and journalist Kathie Klarreich.
Part of the Miami Book Fair. For more info, go to miamibookfair.com.