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The Poetry Center presents David Henderson reading a retrospective selection of poems, from his earliest published works to the present, and in conversation with the audience. Henderson reads from Felix of the Silent Forest (Poets Press, 1967), De Mayor of Harlem (E.P. Dutton, 1970), The Low East (North Atlantic Books, 1980), Neo California (North Atlantic Books, 1998), and newer work from manuscript, including a work-in-progress “For Gil Scott-Heron.” His reading is followed by a conversation with the audience.
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at SFMOMA's Open Space, and Jasmine Gibson reading from her chapbook Drapetomania (Commune Editions, 2016) and other unpublished works.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.