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The Poetry Center presents Jackie Wang and Lily Hoang reading at The Green Arcade. This event, debuting Jackie Wang's book Carceral Capitalism, is one of many programs featured across the U.S. during March 2018 as part of the Poetry Coalition series on The Body, sponsored in part by a Ford Foundation grant to the Poetry Coalition. Lily Hoang (introduced by Jackie Wang) opens, reading from A Bestiary (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2016). She is followed by Jackie Wang (introduced by Brandon Brown) reading from Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e) Interventions Series, 2018).
The Poetry Center presents Tongo Eisen-Martin performing works from his book Someone's Dead Already (Bootstrap Press, 2015) along with new work which has appeared at SFMOMA's Open Space, and Jasmine Gibson reading from her chapbook Drapetomania (Commune Editions, 2016) and other unpublished works. Their readings are followed by a conversation between the poets and with the audience.
The Poetry Center presents Tongo Eisen-Martin, reading and in conversation, as the first Mazza Writer in Residence for the Poetry Center. He performs 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). The reading is followed by an extended conversation with the audience.
The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade co-present Tongo Eisen-Martin, poetry, with Marshall Trammell, music, at The Green Arcade, San Francisco. Eisen-Martin, with Trammell on drums, in a first-time-ever collaboration, performs poems from Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Books, 2017), and someone's dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015). This event is the culminating performance of Eisen-Martin's week as premier Mazza Writer in Residence with the Poetry Center, sponsored by the Sam Mazza Foundation.