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Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of “Heaven Is All Goodbyes” (No. 61 in City Lights’ famed Pocket Poets series) and the critically acclaimed poetry book, “someone’s dead already.” He is also a movement worker and educator whose work in Rikers Island was featured in The New York Times. He has been a faculty member at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, and his curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, “We Charge Genocide Again!” has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country.


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