Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin was born in San Francisco and received an MA from Columbia University. He is the author of Blood on the Fog (City Lights Publishers, 2021), Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Publishers, 2017), which received the California Book Award and an American Book Award, and Someone’s Dead Already (Bootstrap Press, 2015).

A poet, movement worker, and educator, Eisen-Martin’s latest curriculum on the extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country.