Poetry Clips of the Week: Tongo Eisen-Martin, Mazza Writer in Residence

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

On October 5, The Poetry Center presented Tongo Eisen-Martin, reading and in conversation, as The Poetry Center’s first Mazza Writer in Residence. He performed poems from his newest book, Heaven is All Goodbyes (City Lights Pocket Poets No. 61, 2017), and from his first book, someone’s dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015).

These video clips are the part of a series highlighting recent readings held by SF State’s Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives. Visit this website regularly for fresh poetic content.

Advisory: contains strong language.

Tongo Eisen-Martin performs from his poem “Faceless,” from Heaven Is All Goodbyes.


Tongo Eisen-Martin performs the title poem from Heaven Is All Goodbyes.


Tongo Eisen-Martin responds to a question from the audience on the nature of his performance.


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