Tongo Eisen-Martin with Marshall Trammell, in Performance. Tongo Eisen-Martin is the Poetry Center's premier Mazza Writer in Residence across the first week of October, 2017. For this evening he'll collaborate with drummer/composer and writer Marshall Trammell, of Black Spirituals, in a first-time improvised duo performance at The Green Arcade. This event, co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade.
One of SF’s freshest, most lyrical wordsmiths, Tongo Eisen-Martin has been astonishing the Bay Area with performances from his first book, “someone’s dead already” (Bootstrap), and his second, “Heaven Is All Goodbyes,” the 61st in City Lights’ acclaimed Pocket Poets Series. This pairing—with interdisciplinary artist Marshall Trammell—should convince you to sign up for The Poetry Center’s newsletter.