Alumni Tongo Eisen-Martin Publishes New Book & NYC Book Release Event


someone’s dead already

Tongo Eisen-Martin

Publisher: Bootstrap Press
PubDate: 4/15/2015
ISBN: 9780988610835
Price: $15.00
Quantity Available: 25
Pages: 80
SKU #: K12D

Poetry. African American Studies. “Eisen-Martin’s syntax lands somewhere between Sphinx and Thelonious…through poem he makes spare, efficient, wild-eyed jazz…rubs mud and accountability into the pores of the zeros and ones in the glass and steel city. Throughout SOMEONE’S DEAD ALREADY, I return to the wonder of the writer’s economy of language, how deftly the words infuse their amulet casings with blood temperature at the edge of boiling. This work is as hungry as revolution, a necessary, deadly still in these shifting times…”—Marc Bamuthi Joseph


Born in San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker, educator, and poet who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. He has educated in detention centers from New York’s Rikers Island to California’s San Quentin State Prison. His work in Rikers Island was featured in the New York Times. He was also adjunct faculty at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York. Subscribing to the Freirian model of education, he designed curricula for oppressed people’s education projects from San Francisco to South Africa. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. He uses his craft to create liberated territory wherever he performs and teaches. He recently lived and organized around issues of human rights and self-determination in Jackson, MS.

Source: Small Press Distribution

New York City Book Event
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Show at 7pm (doors open 6:30)
Nuyorican Poets Cafe $10
236 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009



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